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University of Pennsylvania PhD in Linguistics & Comparative Literature

Linguistics & Comparative Literature is a major offered under the foreign languages and linguistics program of study at University of Pennsylvania. Here, you’ll find out more about the major doctor’s degree program in comparative literature, including such details as the number of graduates, ethnicity of students, related majors and concentrations, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in Comparative Literature from UPenn Cost?

$41,760 Average Tuition and Fees

UPenn Graduate Tuition and Fees

Part-time graduates at UPenn paid an average of $1,855 per credit hour in 2019-2020. This tuition was the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. The average full-time tuition and fees for graduate students are shown in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $37,678 $37,678
Fees $4,082 $4,082

Does UPenn Offer an Online PhD in Comparative Literature?

UPenn does not offer an online option for its comparative literature doctor’s degree program at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the UPenn Online Learning page.

UPenn Doctorate Student Diversity for Comparative Literature

15 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
53.3% Women
13.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There were 15 doctor’s degrees in comparative literature awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year. Information about those students is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

About 53.3% of the students who received their PhD in comparative literature in 2019-2020 were women. This is higher than the nationwide number of 50.6%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Of those graduates who received a doctor’s degree in comparative literature at UPenn in 2019-2020, 13.3% were racial-ethnic minorities*. This is about the same as the nationwide number of 15%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 8
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

PhD in Comparative Literature Focus Areas at UPenn

Linguistics & Comparative Literature students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
Linguistics 12
Comparative Literature 3

You may also be interested in one of these majors related to linguistics and comparative literature.

Related Major Annual Graduates
East Asian Languages 3
Germanic Languages 3
Romance Languages 7
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 4
Classical Languages & Literature 2

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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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