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Romance Languages

University of Georgia

12 months
25186 USD/year
25186 USD/year
8878 USD/year
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The Department of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia offers MAs and PhDs in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish-language cultural studies, linguistics, and literature, with a focus on interdisciplinary study, close mentorship, and professional training.


About this Degree

The Department of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia offers graduate courses in French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish leading to Master of Arts degrees in French, Spanish, or Romance Languages and to the Doctoral degree in Romance Languages. We are a dynamic and collaborative interdisciplinary department that favors a contextualized and integrated approach to the study of language and culture. 

We seek to prepare our students to enter the profession as both teachers and scholars. Our faculty comprises a range of specialists offering courses in linguistics and literature. Our students have won competitive assistantships, awards, and scholarships and go on to productive careers as teachers and researchers at secondary and university levels. 

Students seeking the MA in Romance Languages may specialize in French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romance Linguistics, or a combination of two or more languages. Students may choose the thesis or non-thesis option. Requirements for the MA degree with a Master’s thesis: 27 credit hours, 3 credit hours for the thesis requirement, MA exams, and an oral thesis defense. Requirements for the MA degree, non thesis option: 30 credit hours and written and oral MA exams. Most students who want a chance to teach are able to do so as departmental teaching assistants while completing their degree. A teaching assistantship offers a tuition waiver and a stipend. Out of state tuition waivers are also available for graduate students not holding an assistantship.

Additionally, the study of any two Romance languages may be combined. Students seeking an MA in Romance Languages in two languages take five courses in a major area: Italian literature, Brazilian and Portuguese literatures, French and Francophone literatures, French linguistics, Hispanic linguistics, or Spanish and Latin American literatures. Four additional courses are taken in a second Romance language. Students are guided through the program by their faculty advisor.

Programme Structure


  • Elementary French
  • Elementary Italian
  • Elementary Portuguese
  • Elementary Spanish
  • Accelerated Elementary French
  • Intermediate Portuguese

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


27 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Three recommendations. You should request 3 letters of recommendation from people who can describe your academic accomplishments and your readiness for graduate study. The letters should be submitted electronically by January 1 through the UGA Graduate School website.
  • Curriculum vitae. Your CV should include any honors, awards, teaching or research experience.
  • Statement of purpose. Your 1-2 page statement should include a description of any personal, professional, or educational experiences that have prepared you or contributed to your desire to pursue advanced study in Romance Languages, as well as a description of your tentative study interests and your career goals.
  • A writing sample, such as a research paper, in the language of study (7-10 pages for M.A. applicants, 10-20 pages for Ph.D. applicants).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12593 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    25186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12593 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4439 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Athens

720 - 1170 USD /month
Living costs

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


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