The Center for Italian Studies supports graduate education on campus through close relationships with multiple departments and programs, but especially with the M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Italian housed in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

Graduate Programs in Italian Studies

M.A. in Italian Studies

A two-year program whose primary focus is to train students intending to continue to a  Ph.D. in the general area of Italian Studies.

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Ph.D. in Italian

A five-year program offering a flexible curriculum tailored to each student’s interests and background that leads to a new dissertation-oriented course of study designed to achieve both a high degree of specialization and a broad understanding of Italian literature and culture.

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Affiliated Graduate Programs

M.ADU-M.Arch in Architecture

Two graduate degrees are offered in three paths of study. Both the two-year Master of Architectural Design and Urbanism and the two-year Master of Architecture degree include one semester of studio work in Rome.

M.A in Classics

The Department of Classics at Notre Dame offers a funded, 2-year M.A. program in Classics, covering the language, literature, history, and culture of the Greco-Roman world. Students will choose from several possible areas of emphasis, including language and literature, history, philosophy, and late antiquity.

M.A in Early Christian Studies

Offered by the Department of Classics in association with the Department of Theology. Students learn at least two ancient Christian languages and literatures and acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to understand the intellectual, historical, and social contexts of early Christianity.

Ph.D. in History

Notre Dame offers a well-established program in Medieval, early modern and modern European History, with particular strengths in religious, intellectual, and political history.

Ph.D. in Medieval Studies

Notre Dame’s renowned Medieval Institute offers a program that provides its students with critical and methodological tools essential to medievalists with a strong interest in Italian literature.