M.A. On Campus


Saint Louis University

24 months
1190 USD/credit 17850 USD/year
1190 USD/credit 17850 USD/year
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French from Saint Louis University offers a diverse curriculum in French language, cultures and literatures, including Francophone studies, film and gender studies. 


French from Saint Louis University is designed to suit the needs of those planning or already engaged in professional careers such as teaching or international affairs. At the same time, SLU's French M.A. program provides excellent preparation for studies in French beyond the master’s degree.

Opportunities for student development include participation in the annual SLU Graduate Student Symposium and the annual departmental Undergraduate and Graduate Symposium. Students also have the option to study abroad in a French-speaking country during a summer, in an approved program, for up to six credits of transfer credits.


After graduating with a master’s degree in French, students might pursue a career as a teacher, foreign service officer or a translator. The M.A. in French is also a valuable complement careers in science, law, and humanities-based professions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Hugo and the Misérables
  • Studies in 20th Century French Prose
  • Early Modern French Poetry
  • Studies in 19th-Century French Poetry
  • Early Modern French Theatre
  • Studies in 20th Century French Theatre
  • Writers of Memory
  • French Cinema
  • Studies in Francophone Literature
  • French Cinema: 1980-Present - From "Cinema du look" to new social realism
  • Nation, Identity and Culture
  • Postcolonialism and Violence

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate major in French or the equivalent is required.
  • Applicants will be reviewed based on their complete application materials, including their GPA, TOEFL scores (for international applicants) and standardized test scores.
  • Application form and fee
  • Transcript(s)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Interview (desired)
  • Professional goal statement
  • Writing sample in French
  • Demonstrate English Language Proficiency
  • Proof of financial support 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1190 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    17850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1190 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Saint Louis

1015 - 1530 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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