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French Graduate Program

Doctor of Philosophy in French (PhD)

The Ph.D. Program in French includes an additional 30 hours of course work beyond the M.A., a knowledge of two foreign languages besides French, comprehensive written and oral examinations, and completion of a dissertation that gives evidence of originality and the ability to conduct independent research on an advanced level.

Doctoral Program Profile (PDF) (statistical overview of the French PhD program)


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