Applicants for admission to the DML program must have received a Master of Arts degree in French, German, Italian, Russian, or Spanish, and must be sufficiently proficient to do graduate level work in another of these languages. Applicants will take placement tests in both DML languages as part of the admissions process and must demonstrate advanced proficiency in both languages in order to be admitted to the program.
It is expected that the MA language will become the principal DML language. With permission of the Vice President for Language Schools, Schools Abroad and Graduate Programs, a student who has the requisite language proficiency may substitute an MA in a related field, such as linguistics or comparative literature.
The deadline for applying to the DML program is April 15. Following acceptance to the program, the applicant submits a proposed topic for the qualifying paper and preliminary bibliography of no more than one page to the DML Coordinator by May 1, to be approved by the Director of the first language School before the beginning of the summer session.