Ph.D. in Comparative Studies


The doctoral program in Comparative Studies at OSU is a small, competitive program, designed for students whose research interests can only be met through creative intellectual crossings between disciplines and traditional approaches to culture.

Students will work closely with Comparative Studies faculty, whose expertise is drawn from fields as far-ranging as American studies, comparative literature, critical race theory, cultural anthropology, ethnic studies, folklore, performance studies, religious studies, science and technology studies, and visual culture. Research and teaching in the department emphasize critical analysis of relations among these cultural and historical domains. Doctoral students develop an area of focus early in their studies, and devise a program of study that provides sound theoretical foundations and depth of knowledge as well as breadth.

Prospective students are encouraged to explore the program requirements and sample programs to learn more about a doctorate in Comparative Studies. Students are also encouraged to explore the pages devoted to faculty, associated graduate faculty, and graduate courses, as well as information on admissions and financial aid.