Jun 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

French, M.A.

College of Arts and Sciences  
Department: World Languages 

Also offered as a Concurrent Degrees  


The Graduate Program in French at the University of South Florida offers solid academic and practical training in the language, literature and culture of France and the French-speaking world. The graduate with a Master’s degree in French from USF will be prepared for advanced academic study in a variety of disciplines as well as entry in to fields such as education, international affairs and business.

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 (21 Credit Hours Minimums)

Students select from FRE and FRW courses that are 5000-level and up, such as those listed below.  Non-thesis students may take between 6 and 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 courses listed above, as approved by the Graduate Director.

Thesis (6 Credit Hours Minimum)

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

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