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French (Combined BA/MA)

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French (Combined BA/MA)

The BA in French, French Civilization Concentration is available as part of a 5-year program that culminates in a MA in French, French Studies Concentration.

The graduate program in French is designed to prepare students for teaching and research in language and literature. A Master of Arts degree opens opportunities to teach in both community colleges and high schools, and provides a solid foundation for students interested in continuing their studies toward a Doctor of Philosophy degree. Graduate training in French is also increasingly useful for positions in government and industries concerned with French-speaking areas of the world. Study abroad and scholarship opportunities are available.

Application Requirements

If you are a prospective Freshman or Transfer applicant, learn more about admission criteria here.

Students with a GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
  • Students will be sent an expedited application from The Graduate School to complete
Students with a GPA below 3.5
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
  • Transcript: MSU transcript will be uploaded by The Graduate School
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two (2) letters of recommendation, from persons qualified to evaluate the applicant’s promise of academic achievement and potential for professional growth.
  • Resume: A current resume is not required, but applicants are encouraged to include one.
  • Statement of Purpose – Please write an integrated essay providing a response to each of the following questions:
    • What are your goals for graduate study and your future career?
    • In what ways do your academic background and your professional experiences provide evidence of your potential for success in the program you selected and in your eventual career? Please give specific examples of relevant coursework and/or experience.
    • Is there any further information we should consider in assessing your candidacy?

Contact

If you have inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact:

Program Coordinator: Dr. Elizabeth Emery
Office: Conrad J. Schmitt Hall 241J
Email: emerye@montclair.edu
Telephone: 973‑655‑4452

*During the summer months, there will be a rotating department chair available to answer your inquiry. Find the updated summer chair for this program.*

If you have questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:

Incoming Freshmen and Transfers:

Undergraduate Admissions
Email: msuadm@montclair.edu
Telephone: (973) 655-4444
Fax: (973) 655-7700

Current Montclair State Undergraduates:

The Graduate School
Email: gradschool@montclair.edu
Telephone: (973) 655-5147
Fax: (973) 655-7869