French and Italian Master of Arts

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The Department of French and Italian offers a Master of Arts program with a specialization in either French and Francophone Studies of Italian Studies.

Students who are on track to complete the Combined BA/MA in French and Francophone Studies should also use this application during the third year of their BA.

The Master of Arts gives students who are looking to complete and M.A. degree advanced skills in research, critical thinking, and pedagogy, and a specialization in either French and Francophone Studies or Italian Studies. 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 French and Francophone or Italian studies. Department faculty are committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching, and in conjunction with the advisor, students take two courses outside of their specialization during the course of the M.A.

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


The application deadline for students who wish to be considered for a Fellowship: November 30

The application deadline for students who wish to be considered for a Graduate Teaching Associateship: January 30

Applications received after this date may still be considered for Graduate Teaching Associateships if funding remains, but students are advised to submit their application as early as possible after this deadline if it cannot be met.

The application deadlines for students not requesting funding:

June 1 for international students

July 29 for U.S. students

Learn more at Graduate Studies at FRIT.