Comparative Literature AB/Comparative Literature and Intercultural Studies MA

A master's degree in Comparative Literature provides you with multiple career options. You can continue your studies and pursue an academic career. You can find work as a freelance writer, journalist, translator, or literary agent. Or you can find a job in the U.S. Foreign Service, in tourism, international affairs, international business, and a score of other professions that require the kinds of knowledge and skill acquired in pursuit of your master's. Having studied the products of culture in a comparative context, you are in a unique position to exercise a job that requires cultural and linguistic understanding in a global setting.
Below is a list of possible job titles:
Associate Managing Editor
Border Patrol/Customs Officer
Case Manager
Civil Service Worker
Communications Specialist
Congressional Aide Consumer Affairs
Copy Editor/Writer
Court Reporter
Creative Director
Cultural Officer
Defense Language Institute
ESL Instructor
Executive Assistant
FBI Agent
Foreign News Correspondent
Foreign Service Officer
Geographic Researcher
Hotel Manager
Independent Distributor
International Consulting
International Coordinator
International Development Officer
Interpreter / Translator
Language Librarian
Law Enforcement Officer
Literary Agent
Management and Program Analyst
Manager Trainee
Marketing Assistant/Proposal Writer
Peace Corps Volunteer
Press Officer
Program Specialist
Teacher/Co Grade Level Chair/Coach

Admission to Program

After a student has 60-90 hours in the A.B. program, they will be able to apply to the dual degree (A.B./M.A.) program.

Admission to the pathway would require, in addition to 60-90 hours of coursework, a GPA of 3.5 in CMLT courses, at least two 2000-level CMLT courses, at least three upper-level (3000-4000) CMLT courses, as well as CMLT 4010, and a statement of purpose.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

Choose up to 12 hours of graduate-level courses from the following:

CMLT 4050/6050
CMLT 4070/6070
CMLT 4080/6080
CMLT 4081/6081
CMLT 4082/6082
CMLT 4090/6090
CMLT 4100/6100
CMLT 4110/6110
CMLT 4120/6120
CMLT 4150/6150
CMLT 4160/6160
CMLT 4170/6170
CMLT 4200/6200
CMLT 4210/6210
CMLT 4220/6220
CMLT 4230/6230
CMLT(AFST)(ANTH) 4245/6245
CMLT 4250/6250
CMLT 4300/6300
RELI(CMLT) 4307/6307
CMLT 4320/6320
CMLT 4350/6350
CMLT 4400/6400
CMLT 4444/6444
CMLT 4510/6510
CMLT(AFST)(LACS) 4545/6545
CMLT 4600/6600
CMLT 4610/6610
CMLT 4620/6620
CMLT 4630/6630
CMLT 4670/6670
LACS(CMLT) 4700/6700
LING(CMLT) 4740/6740
LING(CMLT) 4870/6870
CMLT(AFST) 4880/6880
CMLT(AFST) 4890/6890
CMLT 4895/6895

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:


Admission to Graduate Program

Admission to the Graduate School requires a GRE score of 285 or better, as well as three letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed by the Department's graduate committee.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Ari Lieberman
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-6649
  • Address: 232 Joseph E Brown Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Comparative Literature A.B.
  • Department/College: Comparative Literature

Advising Contact

  • Name: Ari Lieberman
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-6649
  • Address: 232 Joseph E Brown Hall

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Comparative Literature and Intercultural Studies M.A.
  • Department/College: Comparative Literature

Advising Contact

  • Name: Dorothy Figueira
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-2748
  • Address: 121 Joseph E Brown Hall