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M.A. in French and Francophone Studies

Graduate students in French and Francophone Studies are members of a dynamic intellectual environment. In addition to their coursework in French, M.A. candidates pursue their intellectual interests in adjacent fields such as philosophy, history, women's studies, film studies, linguistics, English and art history.

See also: University Scholars Program Option: BA & MA in 4 years.

Along with its sister programs, the Division of French and Italian Studies sponsors the annual KFLC: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference, which, every April, brings to campus some 800 nationally- and internationally-recognized scholars to present and discuss their current research. Our graduate students participate in the KFLC by organizing panels featuring graduate students from all over North America.

Graduate students with a particular interest in multidisciplinary training are encouraged to pursue a graduate certificate through the Committee on Social Theory, one of the University's most vibrant centers of innovative research and collaboration across the social sciences and the humanities.


M.A. students in French and Francophone Studies are required to take 10 FR graduate courses. Other courses may satisfy this requirement with the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies;

The language requirement must be fulfilled in addition to the regular French M.A. course load;

M.A. program course map:

          Semester I:

               FR 553

               FR 6 –

               FR 6 –

          Semester II:

               FR 6 –

               FR 6 –

          Semester III:

               FR 6 –

               FR 6 –

               [exam committee selected and reading list submitted]

          Semester IV:

               FR 6 –

               FR 6 –

               FR 780 (exam coursework)

For all questions, contact:

Prof. Milena Minkova, Director of Graduate Studies 

Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
1037 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0027
Office Phone: 859-257-5710
Office Fax: (859) 257-3743