French Studies

University of Minnesota

12 months
27204 USD/year
27204 USD/year
17580 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The first two years of our French Studies program at University of Minnesota—culminating in a comprehensive MA exam—provide training in the French and Francophone literary tradition, building the foundation for more specialized study and research at the doctoral level. 


Through coursework, in the French Studies program at University of Minnesota you will increase your expertise in textual analysis and critical methods, gain greater knowledge of the historical and social context that shapes literature, and begin working with faculty advisors.

Graduate reading groups and departmental lectures will expose you to current developments in our field, while your research skills will be honed through workshops on the basic methodologies, ethics, and practices of the academic profession.

Research Opportunities

The University of Minnesota is one of the largest research institutions in the United States. We offer a comprehensive range of academic programs and the opportunity to work with faculty doing pace-setting research in a variety of disciplines.

Graduate studies at the U of M are interdisciplinary, offering many opportunities to work collaboratively on coursework, research projects, or scholarly events in numerous academic centers.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Beginning French for Graduate Student Research
  • Int French for Grad Research
  • Intermediate French for Graduate Student Research
  • Honors Capstone Independent Study in French and Francophone Studies
  • Topics in Literature and Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits
  • 30 to 34 credits


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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).
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

  • Admission to a UMN graduate program requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the U.S., or a comparable degree from outside the U.S.
  • Many graduate programs prefer an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher for admission.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Many graduate programs require letters of recommendation, submitted and uploaded online. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27204 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13602 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    27204 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13602 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    17580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8790 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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