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We are a collaborative intellectual community invigorated by the strong presence of French and Italian across the University.

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Program Highlights

Our internationally-known faculty is committed to interdisciplinary research reflecting the long tradition and current concerns of French aesthetics, philosophy, literature, and culture, with particular attention to the intersections with Italian studies, moving image studies, medieval studies, theater and poetry, Mediterranean studies, and the Francophone world. 

What sets our program apart?

We are committed to fostering independent research through an intensely collaborative and supportive environment. We offer access to current research methodologies in each of our fields alongside exceptional generalist training. Our graduate students engage in cutting-edge research, train to teach all levels in French and the humanities, write persuasively and astutely, and evolve as creative researchers.

What are our graduates doing?

Most of our graduates work in higher education; we have an excellent placement record. Our graduates also go on to secondary-school teaching, publishing, and information management and architecture.

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College Resources for Graduate Students

Visit CLA’s website for graduate students to learn about collegiate funding opportunities, student support, career services, and more.

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