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Masters in French

The Master of Arts in French is designed to provide a broad knowledge of the French language, literature, and culture. Students may elect to focus on France exclusively or on the Francophone world, with France as a primary area, as well as Francophone Europe, Quebec, Acadia, Louisiana, the Antilles and Haiti, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Maghreb, and the Mediterranean. Both thesis and non-thesis tracks are available. Prerequisite courses are required as well as oral and written proficiency in French.

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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