May 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Modern Languages (M.A.)

The Department of Modern Languages offers a 30-hour M.A. program with subspecialties in French, German, Spanish, or Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Courses are offered in language, second language acquisition, pedagogy, (applied) linguistics; literature, cultural studies, film, literary theory; translation and interpretation. Graduates are prepared to pursue study at the doctoral level or to seek a career where advanced proficiency in a second language is necessary (e.g. teaching, governmental agency work, international business, translation and interpretation, etc.).

Degree Requirements:

In consultation with the student’s advisory committee, each student will complete the following program of study.

I. Core Courses

A minimum of 3 hours selected from courses below. Additional courses from this list may be taken as subspecialty electives.

II. Subspecialty Electives

Students will complete 21 hours of course work at the 600-level or above in their subspecialty (French, German, Spanish, or Teaching English as a Foreign Language), in consultation with committee. Students may substitute Modern Languages topics courses at the 700 and 800 level in consultation with their major professor as appropriate. Students may petition to substitute some hours with courses outside of the department of Modern Languages, with the approval of the committee.

III. Advanced Study

In addition to the courses above and with approval of the M.A. committee, each student chooses one of the following three options:

  1. MA Coursework Option: 6 hours of additional electives. 
  2. MA with Report: 2 hours related to the report, 4 hours of additional electives.
  3. MA with Thesis: 6 hours related to the thesis.