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French & Francophone World Studies

The University of Iowa

M.A.
24 months
Duration
31232 USD/year
31232 USD/year
9266 USD/year
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About

The MA and the PhD in French & Francophone World Studies are awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The MA is offered with or without a thesis at The University of Iowa. 

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Overview

The Master of Arts in French & Francophone World Studies, at The University of Iowa, is offered with an optional French education emphasis.

The Master of Arts program in French and Francophone world studies requires a minimum of 30 s.h. of graduate credit and is offered with or without thesis.

Thesis students may apply up to 6 s.h. of thesis credit toward the 30 s.h. required for the degree. They must take a written and oral examination on their areas of study and must defend their thesis at the time of the comprehensive examination. The thesis prospectus must be accepted one year before a student defends the thesis.

Nonthesis students must pass a written and oral examination. With permission of the director of graduate studies and the department chair, nonthesis students may earn up to 6 s.h. of the required 30 s.h. outside the department or transfer up to 6 s.h. of course work completed at another institution.

Facilities

  • The Language Media Center (LMC) is an essential resource unit for faculty and students in the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The LMC provides a wide variety of facilities and services for traditional language laboratory work as well as for foreign language digital media production and computer-based activities. 
  • The LMC facilities include a 50-computer information technology center (ITC), two digital audio laboratories, a multimedia development studio, four One Button Studios for video production, 13 media viewing stations, and six small group collaboration spaces. The LMC also circulates a collection of over 3,000 foreign language, American Sign Language, and English as a Second Language digital media materials.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • French and Francophone Cultural Activities
  • French for Travelers
  • Intermediate French
  • French Comics in English
  • French Phonetics
  • Oral Expression in French 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
81 (required)
PTE admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants)
  • A Statement of Purpose
  • Application for Graduate Awards
  • One or more samples of your original writing (one of which should be in French) that show your ability to pursue graduate work in French
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile
  • Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service 
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores 
  • International students must send a Financial Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31232 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    31232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31232 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    9266 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9266 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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