French - GRAD

Degree: M.A.

Determine and pursue your desired career in Foreign Languages by pursing a graduate degree in French through Millersville University and West Chester University's collaborative program.

Why Study This Program?

Dive deeper into French by pursuing a Master of Arts in Languages and Cultures (M.A.) at Millersville University. French is one of three specialization options within this graduate degree program, which is a collaboration between MU and West Chester University. The Foreign Language departments of both universities work together to facilitate the prompt and successful completion of students’ course work.

With courses offered online, in the evening and during the summer, you can work toward this graduate degree while developing your knowledge and experiences through other professional or educational endeavors. The 33-credit degree program may be completed on a full- or part-time basis.

Admission to the MU-WCU joint program is open to those applicants who possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university. Applicants must meet established university criteria of Advanced Low Level on the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Oral Proficiency Interview, Oral Proficiency Interview by Computer (OPIc) and ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT).

What Will You Learn?

All Foreign Language graduate students begin their study with core courses in Linguistic Studies, Interpretive Strategies and Cultural Studies. You will then focus your study of French through at least two communication, two culture and four professional courses.

Communications courses explore linguistics, grammar, oral practice and other aspects of the French language. Culture courses discuss the history, geography and literature within French cultures. Professional electives will complete your study through additional courses in the communication and culture categories or approved courses in other departments to prepare you for your desired profession.