M.A. Program - Customized to your interests!

The M.A. program in the Department of Modern Languages offers tracks in French, German, Spanish, or TEFL, and is highly customizable. Our graduate students tailor their studies to their interests and career goals.

Graduate programs in the Department of Modern Languages increase students' sophistication in spoken and written language and train for specialized fields of study, including literary or cultural studies, L2 Pedagogy, or second language acquisition (SLA). It generally takes 2 years to complete the M.A. program in Spanish, French, German, or TEFL, while adding a graduate certificate in TEFL may extend coursework an additional semester.

An array of courses provides a customizable education in literature, culture, language, translation and interpretation, SLA and pedagogy, and linguistics. Our MA students are closely supervised and build strong mentoring relationships with their professors to guide them through courses and research. Students in the program also have a Graduate Advisor who helps outline their program of study.

The program consists of 30 credit hours, or 10 courses at the 600-800-level. These courses are generally divided so that a minimum of 6 (18 credit hours) are in the language of specialization, and the remaining 4 (12 credits) consist of our MLANG electives - these are courses taught in English for the purpose of advanced Langauge (L2) teaching and research.


Domestic Students Graduate School Application Process & Forms
International Students Graduate School Application Process & Forms

If you have any questions about these programs, and/or the application process, please contact:


Dr. Rebecca Bender
Associate Professor & Interim Department Head
Graduate Advising
207 Eisenhower Hall

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