The candidate must submit to The Graduate School the following:
All credentials must be in English. The Graduate Program in French/Spanish has additional requirements.
The candidate must submit to the Director of Graduate Studies the following evidence of language proficiency:
Oral Sample. The candidate must also submit a 3 to 5 minute unscripted recording in CD or digital file format demonstrating speaking ability in French/Spanish. The sample should discuss a topic related to the program of study as well as experiences and motivation.
The Department requires a minimum of an Advance Low Proficiency level (according to the ACTFL guidelines) and reserves the right to request an OPI test. An interview with the DGS may be required.
Deadlines. The application will be reviewed by the graduate faculty in French/Spanish as soon as all materials have been received. The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures has rolling admission, but due to processing requirements, The Graduate School cannot guarantee an admission decision for Fall Semester unless all credentials are received before July 1, for Spring Semester by October 1, and for Summer Session by April 1. Deadlines are earlier for international students (May 15 for Fall, September 15 for Spring and February 15 for Summer). Students interested in departmental assistantships should apply not later than March 15.