3230 French

Program Offered:

  • Master of Arts in French
    • Concentration in Literature
    • Concentration in Language, Pedagogy, and Applied Linguistics
    • Concentration in French Studies
  • Dual B.A./M.A. in French

Department of Modern and Classical Languages
841 Langdale Hall
404/413-5980
E-mail: mclgraduate@gsu.edu
mcl.gsu.edu

William Nichols, Interim Chair
Peter Swanson, Director of Graduate Studies

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in French and Spanish. The Master of Arts degree emphasizes advanced study in the language, culture, and literature of the student’s specialty, including courses of particular interest to foreign language teachers.

Applicants may obtain additional information about the Department of Modern and Classical Languages by contacting the Director of Graduate Studies at the addresses above.

Additional Admission Requirements

In addition to the general requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages has the following requirements:

  1. An undergraduate major or its equivalent in the language to be studied.
  2. A minimum of three literature courses, including the introductory course, or equivalent.
  3. A complete dossier which must include: (a) a letter of intent expressing the objectives of the student in entering the program; (b) two letters of recommendation from people familiar with the candidate’s academic work (dossiers will not be considered without both letters); and (c) a writing sample of an analytical nature in the target language. (At the discretion of the Graduate Committee, an entrance exam may be required.)

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts

Concentration in Literature (30 hours):

  1. Basic Requirements:
    1. Twenty-four hours of coursework of which 18 hours must be taken in the student’s major field
    2. A written exit examination
    3. An oral exit examination
    4. Proficiency in a foreign language other than the student’s major
  2. Thesis/Non-Thesis Options
    1. Thesis Option:
      1. A written thesis proposal
      2. Six hours of thesis research
      3. A thesis
    2. Non-Thesis Option:
      1. Six hours of additional graduate coursework in the student’s major field
      2. A research paper.

Concentration in Language, Pedagogy, and Applied Linguistics (30 hours):

  1. Basic Requirements:
    1. Eighteen hours of coursework in Literature, Language, and Culture in the student’s major field
    2. Twelve hours of coursework in Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy
    3. A written examination
    4. An oral examination
    5. A portfolio

Concentration in French Studies (30 hours):

  1. Basic Requirements:
    1. Twenty-four to thirty hours in language, culture, and literature, of which six hours may be chosen in related fields as indicated.
    2. A written exit examination
    3. An oral exit examination
    4. Proficiency in a foreign language other than the student’s major
  2. Thesis/Non-Thesis Options
    1. Thesis Option:
      1. A written thesis proposal
      2. Six hours of thesis research
      3. A thesis
    2. Non-Thesis Option:
      1. Six hours of additional graduate coursework in the student’s major field
      2. A research paper.

A student must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in all courses counting towards the Master of Arts degree. Only courses passed with a grade of B or higher will count toward the degree.

Dual B.A./M.A. Program in French

The department offers a dual Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in French. The dual degree opportunity enables qualified students to enroll in graduate courses late in their undergraduate program and apply the coursework toward both the bachelor’s and master’s programs.

Students must be formally accepted into the dual degree program by the department and College of Arts and Sciences to be able to take graduate courses as an undergraduate. Additionally, acceptance into the dual program does not constitute admission to the master’s program. Students must fulfill regular graduate admissions requirements and apply for the master’s program following college processes.

Information about the dual program, including application instructions and program requirements, can be found at cas.gsu.edu/dual-degrees/.