The goal of the Master of Arts in World Language program (French) is to improve the cultural and linguistic competence of students.
General objectives of the program include:
Attainment of a professional level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in French;
Acquisition and comprehension of cultural and literary knowledge, and the complexities of contemporary French-speaking societies; and
Acquisition of research skills.
Candidates must hold undergraduate majors or minors in the language of their specialization, with an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 and a grade point average of 3.0 in courses in the target language.
Candidates must complete an oral proficiency interview in the language of their specialization with a rating of “Advanced-low” on the ACTFL scale.
Two letters of recommendation
A personal statement in the language of specialization.
Students in all programs must complete a cultural immersion experience of at least six weeks in a country where the target language is predominant. Students who believe they have already fulfilled this requirement may petition to have the requirement waived or reduced; if the petition is approved, the candidate may substitute up to six hours of restricted electives. Students may satisfy this requirement through the intensive immersion experience offered in their language program. Similar programs of study with corroborating documentation may be accepted upon approval of the faculty of the area of concentration. Students should select a study abroad program in consultation with a faculty advisor prior to enrollment in any such program.