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French

The department’s faculty work on all periods of French literature, from the Middle Ages to the present, including Francophone literature, cultural studies, film, and literary theory. Graduate students are encouraged to work in a broad interdisciplinary context with the departments of comparative literature, film studies, linguistics, philosophy, history, and other literature departments. Requirements are structured to foster original research at the frontiers of the discipline.

Degrees Offered:

Degree Details: 

MA
The MA program in French literature at the University of Colorado consists of (a) course work and (b) a comprehensive examination.

PhD
The PhD program in French literature consists of (a) course work, (b) a comprehensive examination, (c) a doctoral dissertation, and (d) an oral defense of the doctoral dissertation.

Admissions Requirements: 
  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university with a major in French. PhD applicants should hold an MA degree or equivalent in French or a related field.
  2. Have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00 in all French courses.
  3. Have good pronunciation in French as evidenced by an audio recording submitted by the applicant. The applicant should read one or two very short selections of prose or poetry and a short autobiographical passage composed in French by the applicant.
  4. Have three letters of recommendation.
  5. Submit official GRE scores.
  6. Submit a statement of purpose and one paper done for an undergraduate French course.
Fall Domestic Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 5, 2015
Fall International Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Contact Information: 

University of Colorado Boulder
Department of French
Graduate Secretary
Humanities 340
238 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0238
Phone: 303-492-7226
Fax: 303-492-8338

Where To Send Your Materials: 

Application Mailing Instructions

Domestic Applicants:

Transcripts should be sent directly to Graduate Admissions. Transcripts must be official copies and should include ALL post-secondary academic work completed to date, including courses appearing as transfer credit on other transcripts, credits earned in study abroad programs, and courses taken for college credit while in high school. Copies of transcripts mailed in unsealed envelopes and sent directly by applicants are NOT official transcripts.

For standard international mail or mail within the US, including USPS Priority and Express:

Graduate Admissions
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine Street, Suite A122
553 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0553 USA

For overnight or express mail (DHL, FEDEX, UPS):

Graduate Admissions             
University of Colorado Boulder                     
3100 Marine Street , Bldg RL3, Suite A122
553 UCB
Boulder, CO 80303-1058 USA                                                                                                                              
Phone:  (303) 492-6301
  

All International Applicants

Transcripts should be sent directly to Office of Admissions/International.  Transcripts must be official copies and should include ALL post-secondary academic work completed to date, including courses appearing as transfer credit on other transcripts, credits earned in study abroad programs, and courses taken for college credit while in high school. Copies of transcripts mailed in unsealed envelopes and sent directly by applicants are NOT official transcripts.

For standard international mail or mail within the US, including USPS Priority and Express:

Office of Admissions/International
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine Street, Suite A122
65 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0065 USA

Overnight/Express Mailing Address (DHL, UPS, FedEx)          

Office of Admissions/International               
University of Colorado Boulder                     
3100 Marine Street, Bldg RL3, Suite A122
65 UCB
Boulder, CO 80303-1058 USA

Phone: (303) 492-6301