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The tutorial Ph.D. program in Basque Studies is intended to provide students in the humanities and social sciences with an opportunity to pursue doctoral studies emphasizing Basque-related courses and dissertation research. The successful student will be awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Basque Studies with an emphasis in one of the following disciplines at the University of Nevada, Reno: anthropology, world languages and literatures, geography, political science, English, or history. The degree is in Basque Studies but entails specialization in one of these subject areas and involves close collaboration with participating departments at the University.
The tutorial Ph.D. program represents a unique opportunity for the right student. However, given that it lacks the structure of a traditional doctoral program, the tutorial Ph.D. only suits those students who have clear goals and who are willing to assume responsibility for formulating, presenting and justifying a program of study and a dissertation topic. The Center for Basque Studies highly recommends that potential applicants contact the Director of the Center for Basque Studies, to discuss their proposed research and to verify that a mentor will be available for their topic.
The Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno is the leading academic and research institution for Basque Studies in the United States. The University library has one of the world's largest collections of Basque-related materials outside of the Basque Country, currently at 55,000 volumes. The Center for Basque Studies faculty and visiting scholars undertake original research in a range of disciplines and participate in international and national networks of scholarship. The Center has produced seven series of books on Basque culture that were edited by faculty members.