French, M.A. | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
12 months
23951 USD/year
23951 USD/year
9989 USD/year
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The Department of French and Italian at University of Kansas offers a comprehensive graduate program (M.A. and Ph.D.) in French and Francophone language, literature, and culture. Our faculty is dynamic, professionally active, and committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching. 


Although the French major emphasis of teaching and research is French and Francophone literature, the department also offers courses in literary theory, cultural studies, and film. The department offers a balanced emphasis on all periods from medieval through twentieth and twenty-first centuries. 

Learning outcomes

Our students represent a diverse group, and we encourage equally applicants from traditional and nontraditional backgrounds.  Excellent facilities, strong library holdings, and a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research assure students of a challenging and professional graduate preparation.

Work toward the M.A. degree at University of Kansas consists of a traditional curriculum providing important foundational knowledge. The M.A. in French is awarded upon the completion of 30 credit hours of course work (which includes either a thesis or two seminars) and oral and written examinations covering all areas of French literature. Students must demonstrate a reading knowledge of a second foreign language. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Structure of Modern French
  • Methods in French Language Instruction
  • Studies in Medieval French Literature
  • Graduate Studies in French
  • Seminar on the French Short Story

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements


  • In addition to the general admission requirements from the KU Office of Graduate Studies, applicants should have the equivalent of a major in French at the B.A. level, with a minimum of 9 hours of advanced undergraduate course work in French literature.  In exceptional cases, applicants who do not have a B.A. in French, but meet the 9 hour literature requirement and have an otherwise stellar application may still be considered for admission.

Required Supplemental Documents

  • A current résumé or C.V.
    • Statement of Purpose
    • A sample essay or research paper in French
    • The names and contact information of three references
    • Transcripts
    • GRE scores

    Tuition Fee

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      23951 USD/year
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      Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 12 months.
    • In-State

      9989 USD/year
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      Based on the tuition of 9989 USD per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for Lawrence

    900 - 1400 USD /month
    Living costs

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