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Human Behaviors, Cultures, Languages, and Literatures


Master of Arts

Graduate Program

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Training French scholars and teachers

The Master's in French offers a foundation in the study of literature, culture, and theory. We provide close faculty mentorship and foster opportunities to pursue original research. Alumni have gone on to successful careers in academia, teaching, and non-profits, placing in top-ranked PhD programs, including UC Berkeley, Harvard, and Princeton.

Contact Info

Audrey Wasser, Ph.D.

Professor of French, Italian, and Classical Studies

206 Irvin Hall

Oxford, OH 45056


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Academic Community

Our program draws applicants from all over the world. Students learn in an international and diverse community of scholars.

Facts & Stats

We have a long record of successful outcomes with fully funded placement in top-ranked PhD programs in the US. Our alumni are currently completing PhDs at Harvard, UC Berkeley, Princeton, Brown, and Emory. Other alumni have careers in primary education, health care, grant writing, the law, and in international non-profits.


  • Professionally and intellectually, I feel much better prepared for a career in human rights as the result of completing the MA program. In addition to obtaining a high level of French fluency, the exposure to francophone literature and culture gave me a leg up in competing for coveted positions. In fact, this was enough to secure a role in grants management despite not having previous experience.

    Logan Smith
    Grants Manager at The Fund for Global Human Rights, MA in French, 2018

Curriculum and Courses

  • French 600 – Graduate Seminar (topics vary)
  • French 614 – Seminar on French Crittical Theory
  • Electives at the 500-level

Additional Opportunities

  • Undergraduate Opportunities

    Undergraduate students may also wish to enroll in the combined BA/MA program in French which allows students to pursue a master degree in an accelerated manner while pursuing their bachelor’s degree.

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