Graduate Studies

Learn. Create. Discover. Think and Do. With a graduate degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures, you can open new doors or take your career to the next level.

Diverse Students, Diverse Studies

Our department offers a non-thesis Master of Arts degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures with a concentration in either French or Spanish. 

In addition to the traditional Master program focused on studying language and culture, our department also offers a Hispanic Linguistics concentration, featuring region-leading faculty and research.

M.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures              Hispanic Linguistics Concentration

We offer courses in literature, culture, linguistics, second-language acquisition and teaching methodology. Students can focus on one particular area or take courses in a variety of areas. In addition, practicing teachers at the K-12 level who have an initial (A) license can earn the advanced (M) license as part of their Master's degree.

We offer support (stipend, tuition and health) for up to 10 new full-time students each year. Our diverse and accomplished graduate students boast an average GPA of 3.5, and 33 percent of them are international students. Our graduates teach at colleges and high schools, enter top Ph.D. programs or join the workforce equipped with valuable knowledge.

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90% of Graduate Students Seeking Financial Support Received It

Graduate Student Research

Getting a Master’s in Foreign Languages and Literatures doesn’t confine you to textbooks. Our graduate students conduct creative, impactful research and engage in unique experiential learning. They collaborate in the community and with leading international scholars.

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