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Prepare for admission to doctoral programs or follow careers in academia, government, business or the nonprofit sector.

The MA in Italian is designed as a broadly based program of study in itself, rather than as the first stage of a doctoral program. You may choose to earn your MA in one of the following ways:

  • Four summers in Vermont
  • Two summers in Vermont with an academic year in Florence
  • One summer in Vermont with an accelerated academic year in Florence

Curriculum

Credits must include the following:

  • Two courses in Italian civilization and culture
  • Three language/linguistics courses
  • 6560 Literary Analysis
  • Three literature courses (6560 may not be counted as one of these)
  • Three electives (candidates preparing for a teaching career are advised to take at least one course in the area of professional preparation)
  • Symposium presentation (assessment requirement)

See locations for more information and course listings.

You have several options for completing your degree:

Option 1

(6 weeks each)

Italian School, Vermont

Option 2

(6 weeks)

Italian School, Vermont

Middlebury School in Florence

(6 weeks)

Italian School, Vermont

Option 3

(6 weeks)

Italian School, Vermont

(accelerated)

Middlebury School in Florence

Specializations

Choose to concentrate in one or two of the following specializations:

  • General Studies in Italian
  • Literary Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Pedagogy, Methodology, and Curriculum Development
  • Culture
  • Mass Media, Communications, and Cinema
  • Italian American Studies
  • Mediterranean Studies

Read more details about our specializations.