12 months
28464 USD/year
28464 USD/year
13176 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of French and Italian at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees in French and in Italian. 


Candidates for the master's degree may specialize in French Studies, French Linguistics, French Language Learning, or Italian. 

Areas of specialization offered in Italian are Italian literature and cultural studies and Italian linguistics. 

Key Features 

  • The M.A. in Italian at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign requires a minimum of 32 graduate hours. 
  • Students must also successfully complete exams in four areas of Italian literature/cultural studies or three areas of Italian linguistics, chosen in consultation with their advisor.

Programme Structure

  • Our faculty possess strengths in literary interpretation, critical theory, the study of civilization, cinema, theoretical and applied linguistics, and computer-assisted teaching.
  • Members of the faculty have received national and international recognition; graduates serve on the faculties of numerous colleges and universities both in this country and abroad.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • transcripts (and an English translation where applicable), certificates of degree and/or diplomas from all institutions of higher education that you have attended (junior college, college/university, or graduate school). 
  • and two (2) writing samples (minimum five pages each), in the form of 2 papers (such as term papers or research papers, tesi, etc.), at least 1 of which must be written in Italian.

In addition, you will have to supply:

  • the contact information for three referees who will provide a letter of recommendation, preferably professors familiar with your work. Submission guidelines for these letters are explained in the online application form.
  • a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report IF your native language is English. Please have ETS send your GRE scores to institution code #1836.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28464 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 28464 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    28464 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 28464 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13176 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13176 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Urbana

1100 - 1500 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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