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The Department of French & Italian offers two graduate degrees for French: 

  • PhD in French studies
    For those who are striving to acquire extensive knowledge of French studies through rigorous research, culminating in a dissertation.
  • MA in French studies
    For students who are interested in pursuing an advanced understanding of French literary and cultural studies.

Our department also offers graduate minors to students enrolled in other University programs:

For additonal information about graduate studies not found here, please contact fritgrad@umn.edu. Further information is available from the Graduate School.

CLA’s Graduate Programs Office offers graduate students access to funding resources, health and supportive services, diversity initiatives, and other valuable information.