12 months
30912 USD/year
30912 USD/year
18180 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Italian program of Rutgers University is intended primarily for those who are teaching, or intend to teach, at the secondary school level.


The Italian program of Rutgers University emphasizes language, literature, and culture.

Candidates for the M.A.T. must satisfactorily complete ten term courses (30 credits), including the completion of a teaching portfolio.

Learning Goals

  • Achieve mastery in reading and analyzing critically and creatively literary, cultural, and cinematic texts of the Italian tradition.
  • Ability to teach Italian language, literature, and culture.

Programme Structure

  • Of the 30 course credits, 27 credits of coursework, must be chosen among courses in Italian literature, civilization, language, cinema, and methodology taken primarily at the Rutgers Summer World Languages Institute or in the Italian Department (with the permission of the Graduate Director) and a further 3 credits are assigned to the Teaching Portfolio.
  • The 27 credits that are earned at the World Languages Institute should be distributed in the following fashion: 12 credits in literature and culture; 9 credits in language, grammar, and language across the curriculum; 3 credits in methodology; 3 elective credits.
  • The majority of courses taken in the Italian Department should be in Italian. One of the courses may be a course taught in English, chosen in consultation with the Graduate Director.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts;
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant's work;
  • A statement of purpose, indicating the applicant’s current academic interests and long-term goals;
  • For students with American degrees, GRE scores;
  • For international students, TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores;
  • A writing sample, 1,500-2,000 words in length, demonstrating the applicant’s critical abilities (M.A. and Ph.D. applicants).

Tuition Fee

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  • 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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