French Linguistics, MA

The School of International Letters and Cultures offers a graduate program in French leading to an MA degree in French with concentrations in literature, linguistics or comparative literature.

Degree Offered

French Linguistics, MA
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of


Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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The deadline for applications is January 15, 2018.

Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants must submit the Graduate Education online application.
  2. An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.

Candidates for the master's should, upon entrance, present the equivalent of an undergraduate major in the language in which the degree is sought. Those who lack this background but who show strong potential and meet Graduate Education admission requirements may be admitted to a graduate program on a provisional basis, pending removal of specified deficiencies. These deficiencies must be completed in addition to the regular program of study for the master's degree.

Applicants must fulfill both the requirements of Graduate Education and those of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Degree Requirements

The plan of study for the master's includes:

  1. applied project option
  2. a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate-level work, as approved by the candidate's supervisory committee
  3. a 500-level bibliography and research methods course offered by the department
  4. in some programs, six hours in another language or in closely related courses (when approved by the candidate's supervisory committee)

Comprehensive Examination: All candidates are required to pass a comprehensive written examination designed to evaluate the candidate's knowledge in the area of specialization. A reading list, as agreed upon, serves as a guide to prepare for this examination.

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