San Diego State University

San Diego State University

M.A. in French and Francophone Studies


Student Services, 3356

San Diego, CA 92182

United States


(619) 594-5821

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-French and Francophone Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

We are very pleased to offer an exciting MA program in French and Francophone literary and cultural studies. Research areas of the graduate faculty cover most periods of French and Francophone literatures and cultures. In particular, the department includes several specialists in Francophone studies focusing on North, Central and West Africa, the Caribbean, and Quebec. It also includes scholars specializing in Medieval and Renaissance cultural studies, eighteenth and twentieth-century literature, gender and sexuality studies, translation, and Second Language Acquisition and Technology. Furthermore, we offer our graduate students the opportunity to gain experience teaching lower-division French language courses as paid Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs). Most of our graduates go on to teach French at the Community College level. The MA in French is also excellent preparation for pursuing a PhD in French or Comparative Literature.


SDSU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL if schooling not done in English (min. score 213 computer or 80 Internet or 550 paper)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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