French and Francophone Studies

University of Kentucky

24 months
32564 USD/year
13404 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Graduate students in French and Francophone Studies at University of Kentucky are members of a dynamic intellectual environment. In addition to their coursework in French, M.A. candidates pursue their intellectual interests in adjacent fields such as philosophy, history, women's studies, film studies, linguistics, English and art history.


Along with its sister programs, the Division of French and Italian Studies sponsors the annual KFLC: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference, which, every April, brings to campus some 800 nationally- and internationally-recognized scholars to present and discuss their current research. Our graduate students participate in the KFLC by organizing panels featuring graduate students from all over North America.

Graduate students at the French and Francophone Studies at University of Kentucky with a particular interest in multidisciplinary training are encouraged to pursue a graduate certificate through the Committee on Social Theory, one of the University's most vibrant centers of innovative research and collaboration across the social sciences and the humanities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics in French Literature and Culture
  • Interpretation and Style
  • Linguistic Structure of Modern French Today
  • Teaching of French
  • Poetic Vision
  • The Tragic Mode
  • Comic Fiction
  • Literature of the Middle Ages
  • Studies in Renaissance Literature
  • Seventeenth-Century Studies
  • Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Nineteenth-Century Studies
  • Twentieth-Century Studies
  • French Language, Literature and Culture Outside France
  • Special Studies in French

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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.
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).
6.5 (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.
79 (required)
PTE Academic 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

  • vidence of completion of the equivalent of the University of Kentucky's undergraduate major in French. Applicants who fail to meet this standard may be admitted provisionally to the Master's program, but may be required to take additional undergraduate work in French. Graduate credit will not be awarded for undergraduate courses, but graduate courses taken simultaneously count in the degree program.
  • A minimum 3.25 undergraduate GPA in French on a four-point scale.
  • A statement of purpose in seeking the M.A. in French.
  • Three letters of recommendation addressing the applicant's qualifications for graduate work in French.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32564 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16282 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    13404 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6702 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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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