A unique feature of our department Ph.D. in Spainish with an emphasis in Medieval and Early Modern Hispanic Studies. Few programs in the nation can match the strength of Colorado’s faculty and course offerings in Medieval and Early Modern literatures. We have a vibrant student body, a supportive environment, and we have had tremendous success in placing our students at both liberal arts colleges and research universities.

We offer three graduate seminars per academic year in Medieval and Early Modern literatures: one in early modern Peninsular (Golden Age), one in Colonial, and one in Medieval. Because of this, our graduate students receive instruction and attention that we believe is second to none. Our PhD students have the option of selecting a track in Medieval/Early Modern Hispanic Literatures or combining a specific interest—Colonial literature, for example—with more recent literary traditions.

Students choosing the track in Medieval/Early Modern Hispanic Literatures choose one major and three minor areas of specialization from the following subject areas: Medieval Iberian Literature; Early Modern Spanish Literature; Colonial Spanish American Literature; and one other area. Students complete a minimum of nine graduate credit hours in their major area of specialization and six hours of graduate credit hours in each of their minor areas. By the time students finish their coursework, they have an unrivaled background in Medieval and Early Modern Hispanic Literatures.

If you wish to know more, please consult our Graduate Manual.