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M.A. Program in French and Women's Studies

Admission Requirements for the M.A. Dual-Title Program

Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are highly recommended. Applicants for Graduate School fellowships are required to submit GRE verbal, quantitative, and analytical test scores, or other accepted test scores approved by the dean of the Graduate School. Requirements listed here are in addition to general Graduate School requirements stated in the General Information section of the Graduate Bulletin.

A speech sample in French or English is required of all applicants (in French for Anglophones, in English for Francophones and in both languages for native speakers of languages other than English and French). This three-to-five minute recording should demonstrate the applicant’s ability to speak extemporaneously and coherently about his/her study and career goals. In addition, a written text must be submitted (in French for Anglophones and speakers of other foreign languages and in English for Francophones) on a literary or cultural topic. Both the oral and the written samples must accompany the application. The best-qualified applicants will be accepted up to the number of spaces that are available for new students. Exceptions to the minimum 3.20 grade-point average may be made for students with special backgrounds, abilities, and interests.

Requirements for the M.A. Dual-Title Degree:
(30 credits plus a Master’s Paper)

  • French 502: Introduction to French Linguistics (3)
  • French 580: Approaches to French Civilization (3)
  • French 581: Theory and Techniques of Teaching French (1-6)
  • French 571: Literary Theory and Criticism (3)
  • Women's Studies 501: Feminist Perspectives in Research and Teaching (3)
  • Women’s Studies 502: Global Feminism (3) or a 597 Special Topics course taught by a core Women’s Studies faculty member (3)
  • Women’s Studies 507: Feminist Theory (3)   
  • 9 credit hours in French and Francophone Studies (6 of those credit hours in Women’s Studies approved courses)
  • Reading proficiency in a second language
  • Master’s Examination
  • Master’s Paper