French Studies

University of Washington

24 months
18978 USD/year
10588 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The graduate program in French Studies from University of Washington reflects the many positive developments that have occurred in its midst over the past several years, including the addition of excellent new faculty in the areas of the Enlightenment and history of the book, socio-linguistics, ethnic studies and second language acquisition.  


Program Overview

The French Studies from University of Washington is designed to enhance interdisciplinary methods of teaching and research and to channel graduate studies into innovative areas of concentration. Our program provides graduate students with an excellent graduate education, while helping them to proceed to examinations promptly and to complete doctoral dissertations well within normative time. While literature is a common denominator for all the faculty in French Studies, each member of our faculty is committed to an approach that links literature to some other discipline; history, philosophy, religion, film studies, the history of ideas or psychoanalysis.

Many of the faculty in French and Italian Studies hold regular or adjunct appointments in other departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, a committed group of adjunct faculty from neighboring programs and departments (e.g., Comparative Literature, History, Art History, and Political Science) actively collaborates with faculty and staff. Our curriculum therefore boasts a considerable range and expertise to the fabric of courses, as do the examinations and thesis committees in our graduate program. We also remain committed to relating our scholarly activities to the mentoring of graduate students in their pursuit of academic careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary French
  • Intermediate French
  • French Masterworks: Modern In English: Les Misérables
  • Texts And Traditions
  • French And Francophone Cultural And Literary History Through Digital Archives And Tools
  • Supervised Study

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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50 alternative 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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold the minimum equivalent of a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.1 or its equivalent from a foreign institution2 or a Bologna bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits.
  • All students confirming enrollment must provide an official (sealed) transcript and degree statement (with date of award & title of degree awarded) for verification to Graduate Enrollment Management Services (GEMS). 
  • Have earned at least a 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4 point scale) from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.1 or its equivalent from a foreign institution

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18978 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9489 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    10588 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5294 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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