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Graduate Studies

Learn. Create. Discover. Think and Do. With a graduate degree in World Languages and Cultures, you can open new doors or take your career to the next level.

Diverse Students, Diverse Studies

Our department offers a Master of Arts degree in foreign languages and literatures with concentrations in French, Spanish, or the Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESOL). We offer a rigorous, flexible program that combines innovative coursework with hands-on research. Courses are offered in literature, culture, linguistics, second-language acquisition and teaching methodology. Students can focus on one particular area (e.g. literature/culture) or take courses in a variety of areas.

We offer support (stipend, tuition and health insurance) for up to 13 new full-time students each year. Our diverse and accomplished graduate students boast an incoming average GPA of 3.5, and 33 percent of them are international students. Our graduates teach at colleges and high schools, enter top Ph.D. programs or join the workforce equipped with superior language proficiency and cultural awareness.

Up to 90% of Students Seeking Financial Support Received It

Graduate Student Research

Getting a master’s degree in foreign languages and literatures doesn’t confine you to textbooks. Our graduate students conduct creative, impactful research and engage in unique experiential learning. They collaborate in the community and with leading international scholars.

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