French and Francophone Studies
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of French and Francophone Studies (MC 315)
Office 1722 University Hall
601 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607-7117
Head: Ellen McClure
Director of Graduate Studies: Margaret Miner
Graduate Program Administrator: Rocio Garcia
The Department of French and Francophone Studies offers work leading to the Master of Arts in French and Francophone Studies. Interdepartmental concentrations in Gender and Women’s Studies and Second Language Teaching are available to students in this program.
Applicants are considered on an individual basis. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:
- Baccalaureate Field A substantial background in French literature is essential, as is fluency in written and spoken French.
- Grade Point Average At least 3.00/4.00 for the final 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate study.
- Tests Required GRE General.
- Minimum English Competency Test Score
- TOEFL 550 (paper-based); 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21 (iBT Internet-based), OR,
- IELTS 6.5, with subscores of 6.0 for all four subscores.
- Letters of Recommendation Three required from professors or others familiar with the applicant’s recent academic work.
- Personal Statement Required; 250 words, in French; the statement should address the applicant’s reasons for wanting to take graduate work.
- Other Requirements Applicants must submit a sample of their academic writing in French.
In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:
- Minimum Semester Hours Required 32.
- Course Work At least 12 of the 32 hours must be 500-level courses in the Department of French and Francophone Studies, excluding FR 596 and FR 598. At least 24 hours of course work must be taken in the Department of French and Francophone Studies. Please note that LCSL 502 (formerly FR 502) counts as a course taken outside the department.
- Required Courses: FR 433; 4 hours from among FR 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 422, or 440; 4 hours from among FR 461, 462, 463, or 464.
- Comprehensive Examination Required; written and oral.
- Thesis, Project, or Course-Work-Only Options Course work only. No other options are available.
Interdepartmental Concentration in Gender and Women’s Studies
Students earning a graduate degree in this department may complement their courses by enrolling in a concentration in Gender and Women’s Studies after consulting with their graduate advisor. See Gender and Women’s Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for more information.
Interdepartmental Concentration in Second Language Teaching
Students earning a graduate degree in the department may complement their courses by enrolling in a concentration in Second Language Teaching. See Second Language Teaching in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of the catalog for more information.