Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of Summer Session 2021, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page.  We anticipate a return to campus for Fall 2021.

Is an M.A. a prerequisite?

Must applicants have an M.A. degree before applying to the Ph.D. program?

No, applicants can apply to the Ph.D. program if they have a bachelor's degree and if they meet the other admission requirements