While graduate studies in French at Cornell are attuned to all the trends and schools of thought that constitute the study of the humanities today (from psychoanalysis and new historicism to cultural studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies and visual and media studies), the graduate program in French is linked to a certain intellectual history. Learn more about the opportunities available.


Graduate students in Italian design a program of study that is comparatist and/or interdisciplinary in approach, and are strongly encouraged to develop a high degree of theoretical and methodological awareness. Learn more about the graduate programs.

Spanish and Portuguese

The Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University is home to a most vibrant and distinguished doctoral program in Hispanic and Lusophone literatures, with a longstanding tradition of top-notch scholarship and a dynamic group of nationally and internationally recognized faculty members. Learn more about the opportunities available.

Financial Support

All entering students receive generous fellowship support and summer funding. Learn more about this and other fellowship opportunities.

Teaching Opportunities

Find information about teaching opportunities available for graduate students studying French, Italian, and Spanish.

Student Profiles

Read more about the experiences of past and present graduate students in the field of Romance Studies.