The Ph.D. program in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures prepares students for successful careers in publishing, cultural institutions, agencies, and companies seeking individuals with specialized knowledge in multicultural and foreign affairs.

The program encourages students to become well-rounded scholars able to conduct independent research of publishable quality in their fields of specialization. Students in the program present their work at scholarly conferences and professional meetings.

Curricular flexibility and professional mentoring enable students to pursue studies that will lead to fields not strictly related to academia. Networking opportunities with faculty and students in other disciplines and schools of the University help the students in this program find professional paths in a wide variety of fields.