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French, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #561 (QS) , OH,
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Cincinnati offers an MA in French literatures with emphasis on French and Francophone poetry, narrative and film; interdisciplinary studies, literary theory and teaching.

About

The expertise of faculty spans all the major periods of French and Francophone literature, and are active scholars at the national and international levels. Professors work closely with graduate students of the French program offered by the University of Cincinnati in their course work, and many of our students are engaged in joint projects or research and teaching with faculty members. In addition to financial support, the teaching assistants receive helpful supervision, including a two-week teacher training seminar prior to classes and an ongoing teaching practicum during the school year. The graduate students are seen as an essential and vital part of the Department. The success our students have had in finding teaching positions attests to the effectiveness of this program. Students are expected to register for three 4-credit courses each quarter, and expected to present for comprehensive examination in the spring semester of their second year. The MA in French at UC is an ideal degree both for students wishing to teach at high school or college level, as well as for students wishing to continue to the Ph.D. level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic French
  • Extended Basic French
  • French Composition and Conversation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent, preferably in French or literature
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV, resume)
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from recent language or literature professors submitted through the UC online recommendation system
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • A 500 word statement of purpose, preferably in the target language
  • A writing sample in the target language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6395 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6395 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6395 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6395 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Cincinnati

  • 1000 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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