Admissions

We accept applications for Fall admission only, and only for doctoral study (we do not have an independent Master’s program). You may apply for the Ph.D. while holding either a B.A. or an M.A. degree.

The deadline to apply for the 2016-17 academic year is December 15, 2016.

Your completed application must include the following (incomplete applications will not be considered):

  1. A completed application form, including a detailed statement of purpose.  We only accept on-line applications.  Apply on-line here.

  2. A completed Graduate Assistantship Application (pdf) (to be considered for departmental and university awards).

  3. Three substantial letters of recommendation (please provide each recommender with a (pdf cover sheet).

  4. GRE scores (pdf Florida Education Fundpdf Florida Education Fundpdf Florida Education Fundpdf Florida Education Fundpdf Florida Education Fundpdf Florida Education Fundpdf Florida Education Fund), mailed directly from ETS testing agency to the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, at the address below (optional if you hold an M.A. degree and do not wish to be considered for fellowships. But we strongly recommend that you take the GRE because in the case of equal qualifications, we will give priority to student files that show GRE scores). Please note whether you are a Domestic or International Student you can send your GRE and TOEFL scores to our Department, please pay attention to the codes:
    SCHOOL CODE: 5815 (THIS IS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI) DEPT. CODE: 2603 (COPY FOR FRENCH)
    SCHOOL CODE: 5815 (THIS IS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI) DEPT. CODE: 2608 (COPY FOR SPANISH) 

  5. Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities you have attended and listed in your application. Please note that all transcripts from international institutions must be submitted via an approved evaluation service. The three UM-approved services can be found here.

  6. A substantial writing sample in English (research papers are preferable).

  7. A substantial writing sample in the language of study (French or Spanish; research papers are preferable)

  8. International students only: TOEFL scores, mailed directly from the testing agency to the Department of Modern Languages, at the address below.

  9. Application fee of $65.00.

 

Letters of recommendation and other printed materials should be sent to:

Graduate Program Admissions
Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
University of Miami
P. O. Box 248093
Coral Gables, Florida 33124-4650
FAX: 305-284-2068
E-mail:  grad.mll@mail.as.miami.edu

If you have any questions as you prepare your application, please do contact us.

We strongly encourage African-American and Hispanic candidates to apply for the pdf Florida Education Fund domestic African American and Hispanic McKnight Doctoral Fellowships. Applications must be postmarked no later than January 15th of each year. The Fellowship is open to any incoming domestic Ph.D. African American or Hispanic student in ANY discipline. You may apply online at www.fefonline.org. The Florida Education Fund may be reached at (813) 272-2772. If an applicant who is accepted into our Ph. D. program receives a McKnight Fellowship, the College of Arts and Sciences will increase the amount of the fellowship’s stipend to match the current T.A.ship stipend amount.