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Romance Languages and Literatures

Boston College

24 months
1812 USD/credit 27180 USD/year
1812 USD/credit 27180 USD/year
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The Master of Arts degree in Romance Languages and Literatures from Boston College is offered in French, Italian, and Hispanic Studies. The degree is meant to prepare students to enter doctoral programs, to teach one of the Romance languages, or to take up professional positions in other fields, such as general education, business, or publishing.


The Romance Languages and Literatures graduate curriculum at Boston College offers broad coverage of French, Francophone, Iberian, Latin American, and Italian literatures. Survey courses are interspersed with seminars that are organized according to more specialized principles of research, such as author, theme, genre, or theoretical approach. 

An awareness of critical theory and the importance of history are essential aspects of our graduate programs; for this reason, students are strongly encouraged to take courses focused exclusively on theory as well as those that treat the history and philology of the Romance languages. With few exceptions, courses are taught in the target language.


The general aim of courses in the department is to combine the close, careful, analytical reading of major works of a Romance language with an appreciation of how and why the study of literature continues to occupy a privileged position for confronting the challenges of communication and understanding that necessarily underlie all the liberal arts and that are negotiated daily in every walk of life. In other words, the study of literature is the study of life.

Programme Structure

The curriculum includes:

  • courses on French, Francophone, Iberian, Latin American, and Italian literatures
  • Film and Media
  • French / Spanish / Italian language courses
  • Independent Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
    • The MCGS application fee is $75 and may be paid online after submitting your application form. 
    • Transcripts
    • International students please note: Only official copies of your transcript will fulfill the language proficiency requirement on your application. Open the International Students section of this page for more information.
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Standardized Tests
    • GRE Test Scores
    • Writing Sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1812 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    27180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1812 USD per credit during 24 months.


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