M.A. degree program in French
HEGIS code 1102
NYS SED program code 02026

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Students in the M.A. in French program acquire a solid foundation in the literature and culture of the Francophone world. They become adept at various modes of textual analysis, and learn to approach literary works in ways that show their continued vitality and relevance. Coursework also includes advanced grammar and stylistics and research methods. This combination prepares students either for employment in middle and high school language departments or for further study at the doctoral level.

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Admission Requirements

Department Modern Languages and Literatures
Fall Application Deadline May 15th - Rolling Admissions
Spring Application Deadline November 1st - Rolling Admissions
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

1. Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.' http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply/documents.php)

2. Two letters of recommendation.


I. F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam. TOEFL- 79, IELTS- 6.5, PTE- 58-63, Duolingo 105-160.

Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) N/A, N/A, N/A


Matriculation requirements
Applicants must offer at least 18 credits in advanced courses in French.
General matriculation and admission requirements of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission."

Degree requirements
Thirty to 42 credits are required for the degree.

Students must pass a written and oral comprehensive examination or complete both (a) and (b):

(a) complete 12 credits of course work in addition to the credits otherwise required;
(b) and write a substantial research paper, in French, acceptable to the department.

Information about requirements for the comprehensive examination is in the section "Academic Regulations and Procedures."

Courses in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department offered toward the degree must be 7000-level courses.

The program of study must be approved by the department.

Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits in courses in French. The following courses are required: French 7170X and 7010X.

The program of study must be approved by the department.