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Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures

12 months
18942 USD/year
18942 USD/year
9398 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The fully accredited Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures program of Virginia Tech is designed to meet the needs of students seeking academic and other professional careers in contexts that require intercultural competency as well as a specialized knowledge of Spanish and/or French. 


Key features:

  • Internationally ranked research university.
  • Fully accredited.
  • Interdisciplinary approach to learning. 
  • Coursework includes literature, cultural studies, cinema, visual culture, translation, linguistics and business.
  • Solid foundation in Hispanic, French, and Francophone cultures and literatures.
  • Acquisition and development of analytical abilities based on a range of critical approaches.
  • Preparation for working independently in a variety of settings.
  • Degree may be completed on campus or online.
  • Graduate teaching assistantships available at the Blacksburg campus.
  • Financial aid available.
Graduates of the Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures program of Virginia Tech pursue various career paths, including the following:
  • Pre-K to 12 education.
  • Teaching at community colleges or universities.
  • NGO and development work.
  • Government agencies.
  • Doctoral education at top-ranked universities, such as Duke, Emory, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rutgers University, University of Minnesota, University of Virginia, University of Maryland, Washington University in St. Louis, Ohio State University.

Students choose one of three tracks:

  • French and Francophone Studies
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Multilingual Studies, combining French and Spanish

Programme Structure

  • Our faculty features award-winning teachers who are passionate about bringing their research into the classroom. In addition to language and literature, coursework includes areas such as cultural studies, cinema, art history, linguistics, and business language. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit your application online, along with the $75 application fee
  • Include a scanned copy of your college transcripts with your online application, then arrange for an official copy to be sent to us after you receive an offer of admission
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • The Graduate School doesn’t require entrance tests, but check to see whether your department requires you to submit GRE, GMAT, or subject test scores with your application 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9471 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    18942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9471 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9398 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4699 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Blacksburg

1166 - 1906 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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