Graduate studies in French, under the Department of Romance Languages, is committed to educating students in language and culture, both at home and abroad.

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Medford, MA 02155
(617) 627-3395

M.A. in French

The Department of Romance Languages offers a Master of Arts in French. The degree, which can be completed in a year, usually leads to a secondary school teaching position or to a doctoral program at a major university, though it does not include teaching licensure.

The Department of Education, in collaboration with the Department of Romance Languages, offers a separate Master of Arts in Teaching in French (see M.A.T. in Middle and High School Education).

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Gérard Gasarian
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D. , University of California, Berkeley
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century poetry
Zeina Hakim
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Columbia University
Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century French literature
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Adlai Murdoch
Ph.D. , Cornell University
Francophone literature, Caribbean studies and Africana studies
Isabelle H. Naginski
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Columbia University
Seventeenth and eighteenth century French literature and intellectual history
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Vincent J. Pollina
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Yale University
Medieval and renaissance French
Claire Schub
Ph.D. , Princeton University
French women writers, 20th century French novel, francophone literature

The application deadline for fall enrollment is February 15, and the deadline for spring enrollment is October 15.

GRE General Test scores strongly recommended. A writing sample in French is required, and references from instructors in French preferred.

For more information, visit the Department of Romance Languages.

For questions about this program, including scholarships and assistantships, please contact the graduate program director, Professor Gérard Gasarian

Department of Romance Languages
Olin Center
Medford, MA 02155
Tel: 617.627.3289