Romance Languages (MA)

Degree: Masters Degrees

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The Department of Romance Languages offers graduate courses in French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish leading to Master of Arts degrees in French, Spanish, or Romance Languages and to the Doctoral degree in Romance Languages. We are a dynamic and collaborative interdisciplinary department that favors a contextualized and integrated approach to the study of language and culture. We seek to prepare our students to enter the profession as both teachers and scholars. Our faculty comprises a range of specialists offering courses in linguistics and literature. Our students have won competitive assistantships, awards, and scholarships and go on to productive careers as teachers and researchers at secondary and university levels. For further information regarding programs, courses, faculty, students, requirements for the MA and PhD degrees, as well as our graduate handbook and more, please visit our website. Application deadline is January 8.


Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Old College
Athens, GA 30602-1732
Phone: 706/542-3400

Academic Department

Romance Languages
Gilbert Hall
Athens, GA 30602-1815
Phone: 706/542-1075


Graduate Coordinator

Rachel Gabara

706/ 542-8930

Students seeking the MA in Romance Languages do so in order to specialize in Italian, Portuguese, Romance Linguistics, or a combination of languages. In this degree the study of any two Romance languages must be combined. Students seeking an MA in Romance Languages take five courses in a major area: Italian literature, Brazilian and Portuguese literatures, French and Francophone literatures, French linguistics, or Spanish and Latin American literatures. Four additional courses are taken in a second Romance language. Students are guided through the program by their faculty advisor. Most students who want a chance to teach are able to do so as departmental teaching assistants while completing their degree. A teaching assistantship offers a tuition waiver and a stipend. Out of state tuition waivers are also available for graduate students not holding an assistantship. Requirements for the degree: 27 credit hours, 3 credit hours for the thesis requirement, MA exams, and thesis defense.



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