A Master of Arts program is offered in French. Both thesis and nonthesis programs are available. Courses for a secondary area can be taken in any language offered by the Department of Modern Languages. You may apply for admission to a graduate degree program in modern languages in any quarter, but preference will be given to applications received in the fall quarter. Application materials must be received two quarters prior to the quarter for which you are seeking admission; to be considered for financial aid for the following academic year, you must submit application materials by February 1. Qualified teaching assistants may have an opportunity to teach in one of the department’s programs abroad.
You also can earn a Master of Education with certification and a major in one modern foreign language, or a Ph.D. in education with 12 graduate courses in one modern foreign language. Consult the College of Education for further information.
To begin a graduate major in a modern foreign language, you should have completed an undergraduate major of 40 quarter hours beyond French 213 or the equivalent in that language. To begin a secondary area of modern languages, you should have completed a minimum of six hours of undergraduate work at the 300 level or the equivalent in the language. You can make up deficiencies in undergraduate preparation during the summer preceding graduate work or during the first quarter of study.
Twelve graduate courses in the major field are required for the M.A. in French. You must also demonstrate a reading knowledge of a second modern language or Latin, to be shown either by passing 113 in a modern foreign language, Latin 113, or an equivalent intermediate course with at least a grade of B; passing the examination given for 513 (ETS Foreign Language Tests or a translation test prepared by the Modern Languages Department); or by passing a literature course in the foreign language. Graduate students in French may alternatively pass the second language requirement by demonstrating that they have completed one entire year of undergraduate study in a language or by taking 511, 512, and 513. In lieu of a foreign language, you may present two graduate courses in linguistics in addition to the 12 graduate courses required for the M.A. in French. French teaching assistants must register for one hour of 699 each quarter they are on financial appointment. To complete the M.A. degree you must pass a written and an oral comprehensive
examination based on coursework and a reading list.
For further information regarding admissions, program options, and degree requirements, write to the graduate chair, Department of Modern Languages, Ohio University, Gordy Hall, Athens OH 45701, or consult our Web site.