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    Jun 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

French, M.A.

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Priority Admission Application Deadlines:

Also offered as a Concurrent Degree

Contact Information

College: Arts and Sciences
Department: World Languages

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Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • 2-3 letters of recommendation,
  • A writing sample in French, and
  • An oral interview in French (can be done by phone).
  • GRE is not required.

Curriculum Requirements

Total Minimum Hours: 33 hours

  • Core – 6 credit hours
  • Coursework – 21 credit hours minimum
  • Non-Thesis – 9 hours
  • Thesis – 6 hours minimum

Core Requirements (6 Credit Hours)

Required Coursework (24 Credit Hours Minimums)

Students select from FRW courses that are 5000-level and up, such as those listed below.  Students may take up to 9 credits of courses from a different section/department upon approval of the Graduate Director.

Comprehensive Exam

Satisfactory performance on the written comprehensive examination is required.

Non-Thesis (9 Credit Hours Minimum)

Students in the non-thesis option take an additional 9 credit hours of graduate coursework from the French courses listed above, as approved by the Graduate Director.

Thesis (6 Credit Hours Minimum)

Students in the non-thesis option complete an additional 6 hours of graduate coursework.

Additional requirements

Proficiency in a second foreign language

Other Information

Special Programs Overseas

The Department of World Languages, in cooperation with the USF World, offers several study programs overseas. These include study in several locations in France and Canada. For complete details, contact the graduate advisors or USF World.

Concurrent Degree

Also available as a Concurrent Degree  

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