The American College of the Mediterranean

Master of Arts in French Studies


27 Place de l’Université


Aix-En-Provence, Provence-A


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in French Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in French Studies (MAFS) at The American College of the Mediterranean is a one-year program that offers students the unique opportunity to earn an American MA degree in France. Situated in Aix-en-Provence near the Mediterranean coast, ACM's program unites mainland French with the Francophone countries of North Africa, ensuring that students are exposed to the rich diversity of the French language and culture. The MA in French Studies prepares students for a variety of public and private careers in the international sector and provides them with a foundation to continue their education at the doctoral level. Upon completion, graduates of the program will have the capability and tools to teach French in colleges and universities or they may pursue careers in business or government agencies.

Candidates for the MA in French Studies can choose to specialize in one of the following tracks:

  • French and International Studies (FIS): French language for use in international contexts in both the public and private sectors
  • The Francophone World (FW): Study concentrated on the French language as it is used in other French-speaking countries (North Africa, Central Africa, the Caribbean)
  • Contemporary French Literature (CFL): Traditional curriculum with a focus on more avant-garde literature
  • Teaching French as a Foreign Language (TFFL): Practicum and analysis

Each of these tracks will provide opportunities for students to do coursework in related disciplines such as Art, International Relations, Political Science, History, or Sociology.


"The American College of the Mediterranean is currently under review for regional accreditation by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE), an association which accredits U.S. institutions of higher learning. Since enrolling its first class in 1957, the Institute for American Universities (ACM's parent organization) has served as a center for education abroad for U.S. undergraduates. It is a not-for-profit institution of higher education and issues its own transcripts. IAU has worked with over 700 U.S. public and private colleges and universities, most of whom are familiar with the high standards of IAU programs and accept direct transfer of academic credit. Many institutional partners of IAU have NECHE accreditation, including Fairfield University, Harvard University, Boston College, Tufts University, and more."

Eligibility Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree, French language competency

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL Score of 79 or above

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 700 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 25,200 USD

Classification: Unknown

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