French Graduate Program

Application Requirements

The candidate must submit to The Graduate School a completed application form (available online), a nonrefundable application fee, two official transcripts of academic records from every college and university previously attended, qualifying examination scores (see above), and three recommendations from former professors, employers, or persons well-acquainted with the student’s academic potential. All credentials must be in English.

In addition, the candidate must submit to the Director of Graduate Studies for French a 500-word Statement of Purpose in French, highlighting prior experiences and explaining reasons for applying and expectations for the program; a 3-5 minute unscripted digital file demonstrating speaking ability in French (the candidate should discuss a topic related to the program of study); and an analytical paper, in French or English, written for a prior course in a humanistic discipline.

Deadlines. The application will be reviewed by the graduate faculty in French as soon as all materials have been received. All application materials should be received by March 15 from students who wish to be considered for financial assistance for the following academic year.  The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures has rolling admission, but due to processing requirements, The Graduate School cannot guarantee an admission decision for Fall Semester unless all credentials are received before July 1, for Spring Semester by October 1, and for Summer Session byApril 1. Deadlines are earlier for international students (May 15 for Fall, September 15 for Spring and February 15 for Summer).

Guide to Graduate Admissions