12 months
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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The Masters of Arts in French and Francophone Studies at California State University Long Beach opens many doors into research, teaching, publishing, translation, business, journalism, and other fields.


The French and Francophone Studies MA program at California State University Long Beach seeks to provide advanced knowledge of French and Francophone literature, its history, and major writers and works, combined with the aims and methods of scholarly research in the field.

While some of our MA graduates go on to doctoral study in literature, others pursue careers in education, translation, international brand or event management, public health, development, and business. The program provides training in language pedagogy.

Career Possibilities

  • Arts Management
  • Art Historian
  • Customs Inspector
  • Immigration Officer
  • Importer/Exporter
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • International Marketing Representative
  • Travel Guide
  • Social Worker
  • Linguist
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Community Organization Worker
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • International Student Advisor
  • Educator
  • Peace Corps Worker
  • Interpreter
  • Translator

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Advanced French Grammar & Composition 
  • Advanced French 
  • Advanced Conversation 
  • Business French 
  • Survey of French Literature 
  • Advanced French Syntax and Composition 
  • French Phonetics 
  • French Linguistics 
  • French Civilization 
  • French Cinema 
  • The Art of Translation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor of arts degree in French, or:
  • A bachelor's degree with a minimum of 24 upper-division units in French, comparable to those required of a major in French at this University. Deficiencies will be determined by the advisor after consultation with the student and study of transcript records.
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A 2-3 page statement of purpose

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • If you are not a resident of California you must add $396 to the above totals for each unit of credit you take.

Living costs for Long Beach

1400 - 2000 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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