The Master's Degree Program in French

Deadlines to apply for Fall Admission, February 1, for Spring Admission, October 1.

To be considered for admission to the MA program in French a student must:

  • Hold a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in French, or equivalent hours in the major.
  • Have a 3.0 grade point average in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work.
  • Have taken one college-level course in European history.
  • The MA degree in French is offered in both a thesis and a non-thesis program.

Non-thesis

Students in the non-thesis program must complete thirty-two hours of acceptable graduate-level course work (including the courses specifically required) and receive a passing grade on a final comprehensive examination that consists of four separate exams.

Thesis

Requirements for the thesis program are thirty hours, which include twenty-four hours of acceptable graduate-level course work (including the courses specifically required) and 6 hours of thesis credits (maximum), a thesis, and a passing grade on a final comprehensive examination that consists of two separate exams.

A total, not to exceed six hours on the 4000-level, is allowed as part of the MA major as long as the courses are preceded by a "G" in the General Course Catalog.


Requirements for the MA in French

The following courses are required for the MA in French

  • MLLL 5073, Contemporary Literary Criticism

All Graduate Teaching Assistants are required during their first year to enroll in MLLL 5813, Teaching Foreign Languages. GTAs who have already had this course or one similar to it may be exempted.

Before completion of the degree, students must demonstrate reading competency in a second language. In order to do so, they may take the departmental Graduate Reading Exam or complete two semesters (ten hours) in another language.

Graduate Teaching Assistants are required to maintain enrollment in a minimum of five credit hours.

A comprehensive examination based on the French MA reading list and coursework is required for the thesis and the non-thesis programs.