College of Arts & Sciences

French - Graduate

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French and Francophone literature and culture have influenced in crucial ways the formation of European, American, African and Caribbean thought and society. The Master of Arts in French situates its students at the intersection of these cultures through exploration of their diverse literary, linguistic, social and philosophical traditions. Our larger mission is to prepare students to live and work in a global environment in which expert knowledge of other languages and cultures have become indispensable tools for success.

Master's Program Description

Graduate students in French are members of a dynamic intellectual environment. In addition to their coursework in French, M.A. candidates pursue their intellectual interests in adjacent fields such as philosophy, history, women's studies, film studies, linguistics, English and art history. The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers a graduate program leading to the M.A. degree in French according to Plan B (non-thesis) only. 

Master's (MA) Degree - Application Requirements

  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Writing Sample
  • Voice Recording (Digital recording - .mp3 file, etc.--preferred)
    • A digital-format recording in French.
    • For non-native English speakers, a digital-format recording in English is also required.
  • Three letters of recommendation

Applicants must meet the Graduate School admission requirements.

The GRE is not required for admission to this program.


Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Spring: October 15