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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.

For a copy of the Graduate Handbook 2017-2018, please email Graduate Program Coordinator David Hanzal at

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

Finally, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in French Studies is a 15-credit graduate-level program intended for teachers of French or anyone wishing to further their knowledge of French language and French/Francophone literature, culture and film.

For additonal information about graduate studies not found here, please contact Graduate Program Coordinator David Hanzal at 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.