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Ph.D. in Francophone Studies

The doctoral program in Francophone Studies is designed to provide a broad knowledge of the Francophone world, including France, Francophone Europe, Quebec, Acadia, Louisiana, the Antilles and Haiti, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Maghreb, and the Mediterranean. The program offers a variety of approaches: literary, linguistic, critical, ethnographic, and historical. Courses offered through the departments of History, Sociology and Anthropology, and English (Folklore) complement those taught in the French and Francophone Studies program.

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Additional Application Materials

In addition to the general Graduate School Application Materials, you must also submit:

  • Statement of Academic Purpose
  • Writing Sample (approximately 30 pages total in French)
  • Audio Recording (for non-native French Speakers)

GRE scores are not required. Contact the program's graduate coordinator for more details.

Application Deadlines

  • For fall admission, assistantships, and fellowships, the priority consideration deadline is February 15.
  • For spring admission and assistantships, the priority consideration deadline is October 15.


Dr. Nathan Rabalais
Griffin Hall, 461

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