Expertise in a world language helps you become a globally engaged citizen who communicates effectively in various linguistic and cultural contexts.
In the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of North Texas, we offer course work leading to a Master of Arts degree in French or Spanish. You'll master language skills through combining required course work and other learning opportunities.
The M.A. degree allows you to teach language courses at a community college, university or in public and private schools. Other options include teaching intensive language programs or working as a translator or interpreter. Teaching intensive language programs can prepare you for working with business professionals and multi-national corporations.
You may also work in the tourism industry.
Our faculty members' varied backgrounds include extensive research, travel and study in the Americas and Europe and involvement in professional organizations.
UNT provides a wide variety of services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Toulouse Graduate School® offers several professional development workshops. Among the workshops is a Thesis Boot Camp. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.
Outstanding learning opportunities
French and Spanish Summer Institutes
The institutes help you improve your proficiency in French or Spanish and increase your knowledge of French or Hispanic studies. They also allow individuals who can't enroll in a graduate program for professional reasons to earn an M.A. in French or Spanish in three to five summers, depending on transfer credit or the minor field.
While participating in an institute, participants speak the target language for three to six weeks. You can combine summer courses with courses taken during the fall and spring to complete your degree faster.
World Language Learning Center
The center helps you learn nine different languages. It provides 80 computer workstations, more than 30 software programs for self-study and assignments, multi-language audio and video media, satellite reception of international foreign language programs, presentation equipment and additional materials.