The Ohio State University

12 months
38181 USD/year
34929 USD/year
12425 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The French program from The Ohio State University is designed to give students who are looking for a terminal MA program, or for those who are unsure whether they would like to embark on a PhD. program in both a broad background in French studies and advanced skills in research and critical thinking. 

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In conjunction with their advisers, students will plan a program of study that builds upon their undergraduate education and allows them to develop a broad understanding of important developments in French and Francophone studies.

Graduate students  enjoy a collegial faculty who work closely with them throughout the French program from The Ohio State University. They benefit from faculty research and are offered a variety of courses in:

  • literature
  • culture
  • film
  • language
  • second language acquisition

In addition, students are provided instruction in the technical and interpretive skills necessary for graduate-level research and teaching.

In Spring of their second year, students who are on track to complete the MA may, if they wish, apply to continue on to the Ph. program the following year. Several challenging and varied graduate courses are offered throughout the academic year. 

Central to any research is a well-stocked library. Not only does The Ohio State University enjoy an in-depth collection on its grounds, but additional connections via OhioLink and an on-line world-wide catalog facilitate research on any number of topics.

The Department of French provides students admitted to its graduate programs with financial support in the form of a Graduate Teaching Associateship, a Graduate Research Associateship or a University Fellowship, all of which include a full tuition, fee waiver and a monthly stipend. GTAs teach one introductory-level language course per semester and benefit from an extensive training and mentoring system.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching French at the College Level or equivalent
  • Introduction to Research and Criticism in FRIT
  • Examination Preparation
  • Middle Ages and Renaissance
  • Modernity and Enlightenment
  • Revolution and Beyond
  • Francophone Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


36 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.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
79 (required)
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

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential) from an accredited college or university, earned by the expected date of entry into your graduate program.
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the last degree earned.
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program. Evidence usually comes in the form of transcripts or other credentials documenting that you have completed prerequisite academic work. 
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT) if the score is required by your program. Scores must be sent electronically from the testing agency; faxed or emailed scores are not considered. Note: Scores are valid for five years after your test date.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38181 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38181 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    34929 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34929 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    12425 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12425 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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