University of Pittsburgh



Programs Overview

With its strong interdisciplinary focus and located in a city with a rich cultural life, the University of Pittsburgh’s French and Italian graduate programs offer a higher education experience like no other academic institution this side of the Atlantic.

Small by design, the programs allow students to work closely with individual faculty mentors to customize their own curriculum or to investigate specialized topics in a tutorial setting.

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Pitt French PhDs in the Profession

Yahya Laayouni

      Yahya Laayouni


Currently an Assistant Professor of French and Arabic at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania,

Laayouni's research focuses on the identity dynamics affecting the Beurs in films. His work aims to explain the complexity of being Beur in France today...| read more >

Italian MA Alumni

Matt Rabatin

Matt Rabatin



Doctoral candidate in Italian at the University of Texas at Austin

"Attending the Italian Language & Literature MA program at Pitt was the best decision in terms of my academic and professional development..." |
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