12 months
32436 USD/year
32436 USD/year
32436 USD/year
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The MA curriculum in French and Francophone Studies at Syracuse University provides students with a solid background in French and Francophone literature and culture, literary analysis, and critical theory. 


Key facts

Courses are frequently interdisciplinary, combining the study of literature with philosophy, history, art, and film.  The small size of our program (typically 6-8 graduate students) allows for close mentoring relationships with faculty. 

In addition, students accepted into the French and Francophone Studies program at Syracuse University receive extensive training and hands-on experience teaching lower-division French language courses (FRE 101-202).  TAs can also participate in SU's Future Professoriate Program and earn a Certificate in University Teaching or earn a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Language Teaching. 

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Recognize and use different levels of French languages, demonstrating competency in grammar, vocabulary, and phonology

2. Describe and analyze different literary traditions, genres, periods, and movements

3.  Identify and apply different literary theories, analyze and critique a variety of literary and cultural productions of or from the French and Francophone world

4.  Conduct original research in French on literary texts and cultural productions (i.e., theater, films, performances, TV or radio programs, web sites, etc.)

Programme Structure

Students must take a comprehensive examination. They have an option of:

  • An oral defense of a Dossier of three term papers (one hour), or
  • Written Examination (two sessions of three hours each)
  • If they choose option 1, they will be required to present and defend a dossier consisting of three term papers, revised by the student and approved by each faculty member for whom they were originally written.
  • The examination is normally administered during the first two weeks of December or the last two weeks of April. All students are required to take the examination no later than one semester after they have completed 30 credits of coursework. All students planning to take the oral examination must consult with their graduate advisor concerning the date of their examination.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

    • Online application forms
    • Application fee (non-refundable)
    • Official transcript
    • Letters of recommendation (as required by the program you’re applying to)
    • Personal statement
    • Résumé
    • Portfolio (if required by your program)
    • Writing sample (if required by your program)
    • Official GRE scores (if required by your program)
    • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores (international students only)
    • Military transcripts (for currently serving or veteran)
    • A writing sample of 5 to 15 pages in French (e.g., a paper written for an undergraduate French course, an honors or senior thesis). The sample should represent recent intellectual work relevant to your interests in French and Francophone Studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • In-State

    32436 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 32436 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Syracuse

935 - 1370 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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