French Graduate Programs (University of Minnesota)

French Graduate Programs (University of Minnesota)

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The Department of French and Italian at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities welcomes applications to our French masters and doctoral programs for Fall 2023! Our application deadline is Sunday January 7th, 2024.

After joining our graduate program, you will be rigorously trained in interdisciplinary French and Francophone studies, actively and collaboratively advised, instructed in pedagogical techniques, prepared to teach across all levels of French language and culture, and, through our proseminar and workshops, coached for both the academic and alt-ac job market. The department’s reputation for innovative doctoral scholarship, together with its excellent placement record in research universities and leading liberal arts colleges, place us at the top of the field.

Our internationally-recognized faculty teaches and publishes across a remarkable range of areas, including Mediterranean, Maghreb/Beur, Caribbean and Québec studies; medieval and early modern studies; contemporary French thought and literature; film theory and cinema studies; queer studies; Jewish studies and disability studies. Moreover, affiliated faculty from over a dozen fields assist us in providing our graduate students with the multidisciplinary background so vital for tomorrow’s humanities research. Many students pursue doctoral minors such as Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies; Moving Image Studies; African-American and African Studies. Our faculty also routinely serves in leadership roles for a variety of interdisciplinary centers on campus (including the Center for Medieval Studies; the Center for Jewish Studies; the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; and the Consortium for the Study of the Early Modern World). The internationally-recognized journal L’Esprit créateur is edited by two emeritus members of our faculty.

Every graduate student receives comprehensive funding packages (six years for BA; four years for MA), including graduate instructorships, endowed fellowships, generous summer research opportunities, conference travel and MLA stipends, as well as lecteur positions at Université Paris-Diderot and Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier. In addition, our doctoral students have been consistently successful in garnering yearlong university fellowships such as the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Interdisciplinary Dissertation Fellowship, and the Fellowship in Film Studies (all $25,000).

For further information on how to apply and what is required, please visit our website: If you have any questions, or would like to set up a time to speak with our Director of Graduate Studies, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Graduate Programs Coordinator, Lena Schroeder (

Join us during one of our two Virtual Coffee Hours with members of our faculty and program staff for an opportunity to ask questions about the application and hear more about what our department has to offer!

Friday, December 1st, 2023 11am-12pm Central Standard Time

Register for the Zoom link here:

We look forward to seeing you there!