Skip to Main Content

FREN-MA - French


Official Name of Program


Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

MA - Master of Arts



NYSED Program Code

02737 - FREN-MA

CIP Code


The Department of European Languages and Literatures offers the Master of Arts degree in French. The degree leads to teaching careers in secondary education and college, and to admission to doctoral programs in these languages or comparative literature. In addition, students completing the MA degree have gone on to careers in the business where knowledge of languages and cultures is required. Courses cover numerous aspects of the literature, culture, and the arts, from the Medieval through the contemporary periods, viewed through various methods of literary criticism. Courses are also given in the history of the language, advanced translation, fashion, and Francophone literature. Seminars are set aside for methodology, selected authors, or literary topics. The Department of European Languages and Literatures, in cooperation with the Division of Education, also offers the Master of Science in Education degree in French.

ACCELERATED MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE For undergraduates majoring in French or Italian, the department also offers an accelerated master’s program. This course of study enables a qualified undergraduate to finish the MA in as little as one year. Speak to the appropriate graduate advisor for more information.