University of Tennessee

College of Arts and Sciences

Modern Foreign Languages & Literature


1618 Cumberland Ave.

College of Social Work Henson Hall

Knoxville, TN 37996

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.- French and Francophone Studies M.A.- German M.A.- Spanish, Ph.D.- MFL French Ph.D.- MFL German Ph.D.- MFLL Spanish

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department offers both M.A. and Ph.D. programs. One can obtain an M.A. in French, German, or Spanish, and in each case, both a thesis and a non-thesis option are available. At the doctoral level, the Department offers a Ph.D. in Modern Foreign Languages. This is a research degree culminating in a doctoral dissertation. Students have a first concentration in French, German, or Spanish. Their second concentration must be another language (French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish) or either Applied Linguistics or Latin American Studies. They must also take 6 hours of work in a cognate field and register for a minimum of 24 hours of dissertation credits. With the consent of the student’s graduate committee, the 6 hours in the cognate field may be substituted by 6 hours in either the first or second concentration.



International Student Requirements:

International applicants need to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores and often other additional documents. For detailed information on requirements for admission to the Graduate Studies at the University of Tennessee, see the current edition of the Graduate Catalog under “Admission of International Students”, and also the Admission Guide for International Students that is posted on the webpage of the UT Office for Graduate and International Admissions.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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