In addition to the general application requirements, applicants to the French Graduate Program must complete the following:

Online Language Assessment

Once we have received your application and the $75 application fee, we will email you instructions for the online assessment.

Submission of the online assessment must be completed before your application will be reviewed for an admissions decision.

MA and DML candidates who have already completed their summer of candidacy need not take the online language assessment. However, we reserve the right to require you to take the language assessment again if it has been a significant amount of time since you last attended a French graduate session at Middlebury.

MA in Applied Languages

Students applying to the MA in Applied Languages must provide a Statement of Purpose in language and a C.V./résumé.

Language Teaching

  • Applicants should preferably hold an undergraduate degree in French, literature, or linguistics and have graduate-level proficiency in French
  • Candidates should have an interest in a career in foreign language teaching.   

Migration Studies

  • Applicants should preferably hold an undergraduate degree in sociology or psychology, or in other social sciences, and have graduate-level proficiency in French.
  • Volunteer or work experience in community programs, nonprofit organizations, social work, or public service is preferred. 

Development Studies

  • Students should hold an undergraduate degree in political sciences, economics, social sciences, geography, anthropology, or demography and have graduate-level proficiency in French.
  • Candidates should have knowledge of development issues and interest in development and international aid.
  • Volunteer or work experience in community programs, nonprofit organizations, social work, or public service is preferred. 

Cultural Heritage Studies

  • Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree in the humanities and have a graduate-level proficiency in French.
  • This program is designed for candidates who want to develop their cultural and linguistic knowledge with the objective of developing and managing cultural and historical heritage programs.

Tourism Studies

  • Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in economics, management, political science, geography, or environmental studies, and have a graduate-level proficiency in French
  • Candidates should have knowledge and interest in geopolitics and international trade.

Address for Submitting Materials

School of French
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753
sschwaneflugel@middlebury.edu

Those applying to the summer program followed by the academic year abroad must apply by March 15 and have a valid passport at least six months after the end date of the program.