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French - Master of French 200 F Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210
phone: 614-292-4983
fax: 614-292-7403

The Master of Arts program in French is designed to give students who are looking for a terminal M.A. program, or for those who are unsure whether they would like to embark on a PhD. program in both a broad background in French studies and advanced skills in research and critical thinking. 

In conjunction with their advisers, students will plan a program of study that builds upon their undergraduate education and allows them to develop a broad understanding of important developments in French and Francophone studies.

Graduate students enjoy a collegial faculty who work closely with them throughout the M.A. program. They benefit from faculty research and are offered a variety of courses in:

  • literature
  • culture
  • film
  • language
  • second language acquisition

In addition, students are provided instruction in the technical and interpretive skills necessary for graduate-level research and teaching.

In Spring of their second year, students who are on track to complete the M.A. may, if they wish, apply to continue on to the Ph.D. program the following year. Several challenging and varied graduate courses are offered throughout the academic year. 

Central to any research is a well-stocked library. Not only does The Ohio State University enjoy an in-depth collection on its grounds, but additional connections via OhioLink and an on-line world-wide catalog facilitate research on any number of topics.

The Department of French provides students admitted to its graduate programs with financial support in the form of a Graduate Teaching Associateship, a Graduate Research Associateship or a University Fellowship, all of which include a full tuition, fee waiver and a monthly stipend. GTAs teach one introductory-level language course per semester and benefit from an extensive training and mentoring system.

MA in French and Francophone Studies