Masters Programs in French & Francophone Studies

Our Masters programs in French and Francophone Studies require 30 units of coursework; except the Secondary Teaching Certificate option, which requires 48 units including the teaching internship. Students normally proceed through the program in four semesters, completing 5 courses or 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. All options 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. Links below offer detailed descriptions of our program's areas of emphasis.


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.

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 PhD program at the University of Arizona.

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. 

Accelerated Masters Program

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

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

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

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