Graduate Program in French Studies

Program Overview

The Department of French and Italian Studies offers a Master of Arts in French Studies. We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications for the PhD in French studies or the graduate program in Italian Studies.

Our graduate program encourages students to develop their own academic and professional interests in a cumulative way, rather than using a traditional coverage or period model.  Our students take a wide variety of courses in other departments which count towards their degree. Students are encouraged to benefit from the interdisciplinary interests of our faculty, which include (as well as literary studies): the history of the book, textual and digital studies, socio-linguistics, ethnic studies, gender studies, literary and second language acquisition, translation studies, and art history. Many of the faculty in French and Italian Studies hold regular or adjunct appointments in other departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. We also have a group of affiliate faculty in neighboring programs and departments who collaborate with us. 

We invite you to read our description of our current French MA program.