Ph.D. students are required to demonstrate a reading knowledge of a second foreign language. The research language required will be chosen, with the adviser’s approval, to fit the program selected by the candidate. The language requirement has to be satisfied no later than the semester preceding the comprehensive examination.

Accepted methods of satisfying this requirement are:

  • A minimum score of 450 on the Graduate School Foreign Language Test.

See Bulletin of Information issued by the Educational Testing Service of Princeton, N.J.
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  • Pass the noncredit intensive language course offered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures:
    • FREN 500 or,
    • GER 500 or,
    • ITAL 500