A student and a teacher practice French.

Launch or enhance your career in teaching, academia, government, global affairs, international business, the arts, or the nonprofit sector.  

Within the robust and flexible structure of the program, you may complete your degree in one year that includes an academic year in Paris, or over the course of four-summers, one of which may be spent in Paris. 

Requirements

All graduate students must successfully complete an initial 6-week graduate summer session on the Vermont campus before establishing their candidacy for the MA degree. You’ll select an area of specialization in which to deepen your scholarship while additional coursework will provide a broad foundation in French and Francophone studies. See an overview of our requirements.

You have several options for completing your degree:

Option 1

(6 weeks each)

School of French, Vermont

Option 2

(6 weeks each)

School of French, Vermont

Paris, France

Option 3

(6 weeks)

School of French, Vermont

Paris, France

(6 weeks)

School of French, Vermont

Option 4

(6 weeks)

School of French, Vermont

(accelerated)

Paris, France

Specializations

In addition to the specialization requirements listed below, you may be required to take courses in stylistics, phonetics and methodology. Electives may complete the required 12 credit units.

Generalist Focus

  • 3 credit units in Language and/or Linguistics and Methodology (may include courses from the General Requirements)
  • 3 credit units in Literature
  • 3 credit units in Civilization, Culture and Society.

The Generalist focus is meant for students who prefer not to specialize in one area of study, but to explore a broad range of subjects.

Literature

  • 5 credit units in Literature
  • 2 credit units in Civilization, Culture and Society

Civilization, Culture and Society

  • 5 credit units in Civilization, Culture and Society
  • 2 credit units in Literature

Pedagogy and Linguistics

  • 5 credit units in Pedagogy and/or Linguistics
  • 1 credit unit in Literature
  • 1 credit unit in Civilization, Culture and Society