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McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

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The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures offers an MA in French literatures with emphasis on French and Francophone poetry, narrative and film; interdisciplinary studies, literary theory and teaching. The faculty covers all the major periods of French and Francophone literature, and are active scholars at the national and international levels. Professors work closely with graduate students in their course work, and many of our students are engaged in joint projects or research and teaching with faculty members. In addition to financial support, the teaching assistants receive helpful supervision, including a two-week teacher training seminar prior to classes and an ongoing teaching practicum during the school year. The graduate students are seen as an essential and vital part of the Department. The success our students have had in finding teaching positions attests to the effectiveness of this program. Students are expected to register for three 4-credit courses each quarter, and expected to present for comprehensive examination in the spring quarter of their second year. The MA in French at UC is an ideal degree both for students wishing to teach at high school or college level, as well as for students wishing to continue to the Ph.D. level.


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Romance Languages & Literature
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences


OH  45221
Dr. Michael Gott
Phone: 513-556-1846

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Admission Requirements

  • A bachelors degree or its equivalent, preferably in French or literature
  • A minimum GPA of 3.00
  • GRE not required
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV, resume)
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from recent language or literature professors submitted through the UC online recommendation system
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • A 500 word statement of purpose, preferably in the target language
  • A writing sample in the target language
  • For non native English speakers:
    • TOEFL scores, the minimum: 520 (paper) ,190 (computer), 80 (internet)
    • Oral English Proficiency Test administered by UC before being allowed to teach

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