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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 hanza016@umn.edu

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 hanza016@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.