Languages And Cultures - Graduate Program

Degree: M.A.

Further specify your study of Foreign Language through Millersville University and West Chester University's joint graduate degree program.

Why Study This Program?

Continue and deepen your study of foreign languages by pursuing a Master of Arts in Languages and Cultures (M.A.) at Millersville University. This graduate degree program, a collaboration between MU and West Chester University, contains options for specialization in French, German or Spanish. 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. French, German and Spanish students then focus on communication, culture and professional courses based on their selected specialization.

To meet the graduate degree requirements, you must select at least two communications courses to explore linguistics, grammar or oral practice. You will also choose at least two culture courses, which discuss history, geography and literature. Complete your study through approved electives in communication, culture or other departments to prepare you for your desired profession.