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MA in French, French Studies Concentration

French, French Studies Concentration (MA) – Graduate

The graduate program in French is designed to prepare students for both 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.


Admission is open to students who hold a bachelor’s degree and have completed at least 24 semester hours of undergraduate French or its equivalent. Students applying for admission must satisfy the standard University requirements for admission to graduate study.

After acceptance, the candidates will consult the Graduate Program Coordinator to plan their programs. The course program must be approved by the Graduate Program Coordinator each semester before registration. Courses will be offered on a rotating basis to allow diversity of offerings. Please consult department chairperson for details.

Individuals holding the bachelor’s degree and showing an adequate proficiency in French may enroll in graduate courses, even though they do not wish to enter the Master of Arts program.

Interested candidates may apply through the Graduate School.

View the French, French Studies Concentration (MA) requirements in the official course catalog.