The following graduate program emphases are offered by the department:
- Film, Media, Performing Arts and Popular Culture
- Gender and Sexuality Studies
- Literature, Linguistics, and Translation Studies
- Modernity, Colonialism, and Globalization Studies
- Religiosity and the History of Ideas
In addition, students in the EACLS graduate program may also participate in the interdepartmental Ph.D. emphasis in Translation Studies and the interdepartmental Ph.D. emphasis in Environment and Society.