12 months
30912 USD/year
30912 USD/year
18180 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The French program of Rutgers University provides an ambitious and balanced curriculum of literary and interdisciplinary studies encourages students to shape their own programs while acquiring a comprehensive knowledge of literatures in French.


About the Program

The distinguished faculty in the French program of Rutgers University offer seminars that explore a broad range of perspectives in all areas of French literature, including literatures in French of Africa, the Americas, and Asia, as well as topics in critical theory, cinema, and culture.

French faculty are associated with the Zimmerli Art Museum and with programs in African Studies, Cinema Studies, Comparative Literature, Medieval Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies.

The M.A./Ph.D. track offers fellowships and assistantships to applicants with strong academic records and scholarly promise. Fellowships offer tuition remission and stipends of $26,000; teaching assistantships bear similar awards, plus benefits. The program guarantees outstanding applicants a combination of these forms of support, for up to five years.

Teaching experience and teacher training have been a key factor in the successful placement of our graduates, who have garnered major national fellowships and have gone on to successful academic careers in the U.S. and Canada.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics in French Literature for Teachers of French
  • History of French Language
  • Independent Study in French Literature
  • Study of 17th Century French Literature
  • Caribbean Literature
  • Matriculation Continued

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

Application materials include the following:

  • graduate application form
  • application fee
  • three letters of recommendation
  • personal statement
  • complete set of transcripts
  • writing sample in French (10-20 pp. preferable)
  • GRE scores (M.A. and Ph.D. applicants only)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    30912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15456 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    30912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15456 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9090 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 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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