The candidate must submit to The Graduate School a completed application form (available online), a nonrefundable application fee, two official transcripts of academic records from every college and university previously attended, qualifying examination scores (see above), and three recommendations from former professors, employers, or persons well-acquainted with the student’s academic potential. All credentials must be in English.
In addition, the candidate must submit to the Director of Graduate Studies for French a 500-word Statement of Purpose in French, highlighting prior experiences and explaining reasons for applying and expectations for the program; a 3-5 minute unscripted (standard-sized) cassette tape demonstrating speaking ability in French (the candidate should discuss a topic related to the program of study); and an analytical paper, in French or English, written for a prior course in a humanistic discipline.
The application will be reviewed by the graduate faculty in French as soon as all materials have been received. The Department of Romance Languages 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 November 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).