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French and Italian - Master of Arts

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Master of French  |  Master of Italian

Master of French

The Master of Arts program in French is designed to give students who are looking for a terminal MA 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 MA may, if they wish, apply to continue on to the Ph. 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

Master of Italian

The Master of Arts in Italian gives students who are looking to complete an MA degree a broad background in Italian studies and advanced skills in research, critical thinking, and pedagogy.

In conjunction with the graduate adviser, students plan a program of study that builds upon their undergraduate education and allows them to develop a comprehensive understanding of important developments in Italian studies. Department faculty are committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching, and along with the advisor, students take two courses outside of Italian during the course of the MA.

Beyond our core faculty in Italian, students also have access to affiliated faculty across the campus with expertise in several exciting fields in Italian Studies.

Graduate students are part of a collegial department that offers a variety of courses in literature, culture, film, critical theory, and language pedagogy. Students are also 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 MA may apply to continue on to the PhD program the following year. All accepted MA students are offered full tuition, fee waiver, and a teaching stipend for the duration of the MA program (four consecutive semesters). GTAs teach one introductory-level language course per semester and benefit from an extensive training and mentoring system.