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Admission to the Ph.D. Program requires an M.A. in Comparative Literature from UIUC or the satisfactory completion of the M.A. equivalent examinations.  In addition to considering the performance on the exams, the admissions committee reviews other factors, such as the student’s record in course work, the performance as a teaching assistant, and the availability of UIUC faculty competent to direct a dissertation in the student’s intended specialization.