French Instruction

Use your University Graduate School Bulletin

Students pursuing a graduate degree in French Instruction should refer to the requirements in the University Graduate School Academic Bulletin. Your Bulletin year corresponds to the year you were admitted to your degree program.

Visit the Academic Bulletins website to find all Indiana University Bloomington Bulletins. You must scroll to the bottom of the page for the University Graduate School Bulletins, then choose the year you began your degree program.

French Instruction degree information

While the Graduate School Bulletin is the official source for degree information, below is a summary of requirements.

M.A. degree requirements in French Instruction (MAFI)

  • 30 credit hours of graduate coursework, at least 20 of which must be in FRIT-F
  • Required coursework: F572, F573, and F580, plus one course in French Linguistics, one in pedagogy/acquisition, and two in French/Francophone Studies
  • Oral proficiency in French as demonstrated by an interview at the end of the first year
  • Written exams in the following two areas (one essay must be written in French):
    • Applied French Linguistics
    • Foreign language methodology/second language acquisition
  • Oral exam in Francophone civilization or literature

*No thesis is required for the M.A. in French Instruction

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