College of Arts & Sciences
The M.A. in French provides an interdisciplinary foundation designed to prepare students for work in pertinent fields including secondary school teaching, translation and for entrance to doctoral programs in French. A background in French equivalent to that of an undergraduate major is required for entering candidates. M.A. candidates choose between two plans: under Plan I, they complete 24 hours of course work plus 6 hours of thesis; under Plan II, they complete 32 hours of course work without thesis. The comprehensive exams involve a more extensive written component for Plan II. Core requirements are a theory course (3 credit hours) and a professional development colloquium (1 credit hour). Students must demonstrate proficiency in another language through a four-semester sequence of course work, a proficiency examination, or proof of equivalent knowledge acquired elsewhere. Contact the graduate advisor or the department for specific information.