Italian Studies

Use your University Graduate School Bulletin

Students pursuing a graduate degree in Italian Studies should refer to the requirements in the University Graduate School Academic Bulletin. Your Bulletin year corresponds to the year you were admitted to your degree program.

Visit the Academic Bulletins website to find all Indiana University Bloomington Bulletins. You must scroll to the bottom of the page for the University Graduate School Bulletins, then choose the year you began your degree program.

Italian Studies degree information

While the Graduate School Bulletin is the official source for degree information, below is a summary of requirements.

M.A. degree requirements in Italian Studies

  • 30 credit hours of graduate coursework, at least 20 of which must be in FRIT-M
  • Written examination on major authors and works from medieval to contemporary times

Ph.D. degree requirements in Italian Studies

  • 35 credit hours of graduate coursework beyond the M.A. for a total of 65 credit hours of coursework
  • 25 credit hours of thesis credits (M875)
  • An outside minor (credit hours determined by the minor department, but typically fall between 12-16 credits)
  • Reading proficiency in one of the following foreign languages: French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Classical Greek, or Latin
  • Written examinations