Courses & Degree Requirements

Course Options

For a complete list of courses, please see California Courses and Florence Courses.

MA Candidacy

After successful completion of the summer of candidacy (three units of credit at the graduate-level), a student is officially recognized as a candidate for the Master of Arts degree.

Course Requirements

Twelve units of credit, minimum grade in each course is B-.  One unit equals three semester hours.

Transfer Credit

After the summer of candidacy, students may transfer in up to three units of credit to complete the required remaining nine units of credit. This option excludes the Applied Languages degree.

General Limitations

All credits toward a Middlebury MA (earned at Middlebury or as transfer credits) expire ten years after the study was completed:  i.e. courses taken during the summer of 2018 will no longer be valid toward a Middlebury degree as of August 2028.

Language Pledge

At Middlebury, studying a language means more than the pursuit of linguistic fluency. Middlebury's Language Pledge, the agreement to speak only Italian during your time in the program, helps to create a unique immersion environment designed to support independent exploration, maximize language acquisition, and foster the cultural understanding you need to thrive in the classroom and in the Italian-speaking world.

The Italian School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5727
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Italian School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Joseph Tamagni, Coordinator