To be admitted to the one-year M.A. program a candidate must have a B.A. degree in a four-year program (20 full-year courses or equivalent) and have obtained not less than a middle B standing in Italian in courses taken in the third and fourth years. An overall average of mid B in all subjects is required in the final year.
A minimum of seven full undergraduate courses or equivalent in Italian is required and they must include the following: 3 full courses or equivalent in Italian literature (chosen from at least 3 different periods: medieval, Renaissance, 17th-18th centuries, modern); an appropriate upper-year full course or equivalent in language (students who began studying Italian at university are advised to take a fourth-year language course).