Basque Studies Ph.D.

Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

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Contact information

Program Director: Mariann Vaczi
Phone: (775) 682-5575

How do I apply?

Fall Application Deadline: April 15. Spring Application Deadline: Nov. 1. Learn how to apply to the University of Nevada, Reno.

What will I learn with an advanced degree in Basque studies?

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.

Application process