Middlebury Language School Graduate Programs


MA Program Tracks

The MA degree consists of 12 course units. Successful completion of a six-week summer session (the "summer of candidacy") is required before a student can be officially confirmed as a degree candidate. During the required preliminary summer in Vermont, students normally take three courses/units.

Click to view Academic Options (based on site).

Admission Requirements

• Receipt of the BA degree or the equivalent from a regionally accredited institution is a prerequisite for admission to the MA program.  Applicants must have completed course work equivalent to a major in the target language or able to demonstrate the equivalent level of linguistic proficiency. 

• All students must complete an initial summer in the French School on the Middlebury, Vermont campus in order to qualify for degree candidacy.

• The GRE is not required.

"Non-degree" graduate students (e.g., candidates for degrees at other institutions or individuals who want to take advanced courses in French) are also welcome to apply. A highly-qualified undergraduate student may accumulate, before receipt of the BA degree or equivalent, a maximum of three graduate units at the Language Schools to be applied toward the Middlebury MA degree.

MA Degree Requirements
•  Successful completion of 12 course units

MA Program Options
•  A summer in Vermont and an academic year of accelerated study in Paris
•  A summer in Vermont, an academic year in Paris, and a final summer in Vermont
•  Four summers on the campus in Vermont
•  Three summers in Vermont and a summer in Poitiers (the summer in Poitiers option is designed primarily for students in their third summer of MA course work).

Apply now>>