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French Language and Literature

24 months
46200 USD/year
46200 USD/year
22620 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This master degree in French Language and Literature is offered by the University at Buffalo. The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (RLL) trains students to develop new knowledge about the languages, literatures and cultures of the Romance languages, as well as the cultures and diasporic communities with which they have remained in sustained contact. 


Students in RLL are prepared to participate in critical discussions in the discipline and engage meaningfully with the scholarship of colleagues in neighboring disciplines. At the University at Buffalo we offer a master degree in French Language and Literature. 

The MA degree offers students the opportunity to specialize in French or Spanish literature, Spanish linguistics or a combination of these fields. Students must fulfill a series of required and elective courses, demonstrate competency in a second language and complete a Master’s Project.


  • An advanced degree allows students to perfect their language proficiency and continue on to a PhD program for a career in academia, or to utilize their skills immediately upon graduation in any number of other professional fields including international development, translation, business, medicine, public health, music, media studies, art or library sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • French literature
  • Francophone literature
  • French linguistics
  • Master’s Project
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by December 15 for the following academic year.


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited/government recognized college or university. Most such degrees will be four or more years in length; UB recognizes some three-year degrees, but not all
  • A B-grade (GPA of 3.0) or higher from your bachelor's degree (or equivalent) courses. Grade point averages from non-U.S. universities will be evaluated by UB's Office of International Admissions
  • Appropriate standardized test scores (DAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, PCAT, etc.). Not all programs require test scores. See the official academic test scores section below for more information
  • Letters of recommendation
  • An internship or relevant work experience (for some programs)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    22620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11310 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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