Master of Arts in French with Thesis

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For some students this may be a terminal degree, for others a step in pursuit of the doctorate. The plan of study preparatory to the degree should correspond to the objectives of the candidate.


The requirements for the thesis program are essentially the same for the M.A. without thesis, except that candidates may earn up to 6 semester hours of credit for thesis work. Candidates must defend the thesis at the time of the comprehensive examination. Candidates must earn a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit and pass a comprehensive written and oral examination. The program must include the following:

  • FREN:5001 Introduction to Graduate Study - 2 s.h.
  • FREN:5020 Comparative Stylistics - 3 s.h.
  • At least four graduate level literature and culture courses numbered 5000 or above.
  • Teaching Assistants in the department also must take FREN:5000 Teaching and Learning Languages.