Master's Programs in French & Francophone Studies

Our Master's programs in French and Francophone Studies are designed to prepare students for a variety of professional options such as a career in teaching French as a foreign language or pursuing doctoral studies in French and Francophone programs or related fields.

All options require 30 units of coursework. Students normally proceed through the program in four semesters, completing 5 courses for 15 units during each year in residence. Students meet regularly with the Director of Graduate Studies to craft a curriculum that suits their individual needs and interests. In addition, each student is assigned a faculty mentor. For all options, a minimum of seven classes (this does not include French 593 nor thesis units) must be taken with professors in the French department. Students taking French courses taught in English will do reading and written work in French whenever possible. Links below offer detailed descriptions of our program's areas of emphasis. 


French and Francophone Studies

Gain a comprehensive overview of French and/or Francophone Studies with courses in literature, culture, film, linguistics, pedagogy, and critical theory with discussion of social and historical contexts in France and the French-speaking world and prepare for programs at the Ph.D. level in French, Francophone Studies, related fields, or to enter the job market with valuable skills. 

Secondary Teaching Certification

Prepare for a teaching career in secondary education and become certified to teach in public K-12 schools in the state of Arizona.

French Linguistics and Second Language Learning & Teaching

Gain a comprehensive overview of French theoretical and applied linguistics as well as second language acquisition and teaching. Prepare to pursue doctoral work in French Linguistics or second language acquisition and teaching, such as in the SLAT Ph.D. program at the University of Arizona.

Accelerated Masters Program

This program allows highly qualified UA undergraduates to start coursework toward a Masters degree during their last year of undergraduate studies, completing their Masters in the fifth year. 

Talk-it-OUT! summer intensive students

Talk-it-OUT! Summer Intensive Workshop, the students performed Nema by Koffi Kwahulé

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Talk-it-OUT! students performing a skit about racism at Sky Islands High School.

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Talk-it-OUT! students taking a curtain call at Sky Islands High School.