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Modern Languages, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #801 (QS) , AR,
The Master of Arts degree in Modern Languages, French Track offers course work related to the literary and cultural histories of the greater Francophone world, focusing on France. The Master of Arts Degree in Modern Languages, German Track offers course work related to the greater German-speaking world, including Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. 


French Track

The program provides advanced preparation in literary analysis and research and offers training for teaching French at the college level, including the most recent technological techniques in teaching foreign languages.  Graduates of the program receive a solid preparation to pursue a Ph.D. or to teach at the college or secondary levels. Our comprehensive curriculum enables students to pursue careers in education, government, international organizations and other business opportunities either abroad or within the United States. In conjunction with the Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies program (CLCS), the program contributes to the Master’s and Ph.D. programs for students working in either Francophone literature, translation, French literature or French cultural studies.

German Track

The program offers a traditional, canon-centered degree in literary history. Students concentrate primarily on courses investigating literary epochs and particular genres that are focused on literary analysis and research.

Graduates of the program generally continue study at the doctoral level at other institutions or complete alternative licensure or the M.A.T. to teach at the secondary level. Doctoral training in cultural studies and translation is also offered in conjunction with the Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • World languages
  • Literatures
  • Cultures

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • The student must have a B.A. degree or equivalent from an accredited institution with suitable preparation in the chosen foreign language and be accepted by the department. Deficiencies in undergraduate major or prerequisites for advanced courses may be included in the student’s program.  The Master of Arts Degree in Modern Languages is offered in two tracks, German and French.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1138 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1138 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    421 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 421 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Fayetteville

  • 930 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


There are a limited number of graduate assistantships for which you may be able to apply. Graduate Assistantships (GA's) are awarded by a department - the student works up to 20 hours per week for the department (in teaching positions, research, or other areas) in exchange for payment of tuition plus a living stipend paid directly to the student. Some assistantships are sufficient to cover all costs of attendance, and some cover only partial costs. 

Each department administers its own assistantships, and they vary widely in availability and amount of funding, depending on each department's budget, teaching/research needs, pool of qualified applicants, etc. 

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