Degrees

PhD with MA en route in French

This six-year program is intended for students who wish to pursue the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in French but who do not already hold an M.A. in French or in a closely-related discipline. ​Students must first successfully complete the requirements for the M.A. in French, normally within their first two years of full-time enrollment. Students doing the Ph.D. with the M.A. en route will be awarded an M.A. degree at the completion of these requirements. After this phase, students complete their remaining Ph.D. coursework, take their Ph.D. comprehensive exams, and research and write a doctoral dissertation on an aspect of French or Francophone literature, media, and cultures.

PhD in French

This five-year program is intended for students who already hold an M.A. in French or in a closely-related discipline. Students complete eight graduate seminars in French beyond the M.A. level, take their Ph.D. comprehensive exams, and research and write a doctoral dissertation on an aspect of French or Francophone literature, media, and cultures. 

PhD in Film and Media Studies with a Concentration in French

This interdepartmental Ph.D. degree combines rigorous training in French language, literature, media, and cultures with a firm grounding in the history, aesthetics, and theories of film and media. Students benefit from the opportunity to work closely with both faculty in French and distinguished members of the Film and Media Studies Program. At a time when French departments around the world increasingly seek colleagues with competency in both French Studies and Film and Media Studies, the graduates from this degree program are uniquely trained in both disciplines. 

PhD in French with a Concentration in Romance Languages and Literatures

This concentration requires a focus on the literatures of two major and one minor Romance language. Students completing this concentration are especially well prepared for teaching positions in departments of Romance and/or Modern languages.