A beautiful picture of Paris, France.

Students who earn a graduate degree in French pursue rewarding careers and opportunities in a range of fields:

MA in French

  • Doctoral programs
  • Teaching or academic administration
  • Social work
  • NGOs
  • Government agencies
  • International business sectors

MA in Applied Languages

  • Teaching French as a Second Language
  • Migration Studies (community programs, nonprofit organizations, social work, or public service)
  • Development Studies (development and international aid)
  • Cultural Heritage Studies (developing and managing cultural and historical heritage programs)
  • Tourism Studies (museums, tourist bureaus, natural parks, international trade, etc.)

By the Numbers

11.7% Projected Growth in U.S. jobs that require French*
9.4 How likely alumni would recommend our Master's Programs (Scale of 1-10)**
17% Middlebury graduates working abroad**

Recent Alumni

Talk to a graduate of our MA program, and you’ll likely hear them describe the remarkable language acquisition and academic achievement that has dramatically broadened their perspective and helped them to realize their career goals.

Graduate French Student!

“This was the best academic decision I’ve made.”

Myles Frebord, MA in French ‘19

Doctor in Modern Languages, Pending

Claire graduated with an MA in French in 2017.

“This program will completely transform your life. It has opened doors that I could have only dreamed of prior to attending.”

Claire Beckwith, MA in French ‘17

University of Poitiers, Teaching Position