PhD in French

This is a sequential program. In preparation of the PhD, the MA and MPhil degrees are obtained.

The PhD in French trains scholars specializing in the literature, culture, and history of France and the French-speaking world.

    Admission requirements

    Skill in reading, writing, and speaking French; a general knowledge of the literature of the French-speaking world; ability to write clear and literate English.

    All international students whose native language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from an institution in a country whose official language is not English must submit scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS.

    The following are in addition to those of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

    • Statement of Academic Purpose
    • 3 letters of evaluation from academic sources
    • CV or résumé
    • 2 writing samples (one in English and one in French, 10 to 15 pages each)
    • GRE scores