Foreign Language Exam

Select departments require students to take foreign language exams prior to graduation. Students are strongly encouraged to complete this requirement early in their graduate careers. If you are unsure about whether this is required for your program, please contact your advisor.

Graduate student foreign language exams are held from 1:00-3:00pm on the following dates during the 2021-2022 Academic Year:

  • Saturday, October 2, 2021
  • Saturday, November 13, 2021
  • Saturday, January 29, 2022
  • Saturday, April 2, 2022

Exams are translation-based, and students will be allowed to bring a dictionary for use during the exam. Exams are held in-person on the Medford campus. Details of the location and time of the exam will be sent to students the week prior to the exam.

Practice exams may be found on the sidebar of this page. If you would like to take a foreign language exam in a language other than those found on this page, please send an email to

To sign up for one of these exams fill out the below form. Please direct any questions to