The Colosseum in Rome


All Graduate School students must utilize the Graduate Student Portal in MyUW to add, change, or discontinue any doctoral minor. To apply to this minor, log in to MyUW, click on Graduate Student Portal, and then click on Add/Change Programs. Select the information for the doctoral minor for which you are applying.


Students must take a minimum of 12 credits in Italian literature, linguistics, or cinema numbered 400 or above (ITALIAN 340 Structures of Italian is allowed).

Prior Coursework

Students may be given credit for graduate or advanced undergraduate courses in Italian taken at other universities prior to enrollment at UW–Madison. No more than 6 such credits may be transferred.


Italian Faculty

Professors: Stefania Buccini, Ernesto Livorni and Patrick Rumble
Associate Professors: Grazia Menechella (chair), Kristin Phillips-Court and Jelena Todorovic
Teaching Faculty II: Director of the Italian Language Program, Dr. Loren Eadie