Skip to main content

MA in French Language and Literature

With excellent language skills and training in intersecting fields, our M.A. graduates are uniquely qualified to enter a variety of professional schools and careers.

An Interdisciplinary Approach to French and Francophone Studies

Our M.A. students in French and Francophone literary and cultural studies develop and apply critical thinking skills to a variety of cultural artifacts and themes thanks to the wide variety of classes that address global Francophonie, or French-speaking regions around the world.

Students wishing to follow the M.A. concentration in French and Francophone Literature and Cultural Studies take courses in literature and culture in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, and have the opportunity to take courses in other departments relevant to our field of study, such as the Department of History, or in the College of Interdisciplinary Studies (Women’s and Gender Studies for instance)

Our graduates have been admitted to excellent Ph.D. programs around the country, successfully pursued a variety of professional careers and/or obtained college or secondary teaching positions following graduation.

The faculty not only challenged me to question my current relationship with French culture, but also pushed me to consider subjects from a multi-dimensional perspective.

Libby Fowler

2nd-year M.A. student in French Language and Culture