Graduate Programs

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Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Pedagogy: M.A.


The purpose of the M.A. in languages, literatures, cultures and pedagogy is to provide students with the opportunity for professional growth in the areas of language proficiency, in-depth understanding of literature, civilization and culture, and research and teaching skills. The degree affords students the opportunity to continue their foreign language study at the graduate level with the option of working toward teacher certification.

This flexible master’s degree program has three options:

  • a single major plan (30 credits)
  • a major minor plan (36 credits)
  • a double major plan (42 credits)

The M.A. in languages, literatures, cultures and pedagogy can provide students with all the courses required for a teaching certificate in French, Spanish or German, except for student teaching, which is an undergraduate course of nine credit hours. Students already certified can take as many as 15 credit hours in foreign language pedagogy courses or closely related fields. All students take at least half their courses in the foreign language and literature of their major field (French, German or Spanish). This program also prepares students for study at the Ph.D. level in the field of applied linguistics. Students seeking teacher certification must take 33 credits. All other students must take 30 credits.

Program Concentrations:

Major fields are French, German and Spanish.

Minor fields are French, German, Spanish, Latin, Italian, Russian, Women and Gender Studies, Applied Linguistics/Pedagogy and related disciplines.


Application Deadlines


February 1: To be considered for departmental funding
July 1: Final deadline to apply


December 1: Final deadline to apply

UD Tuition

The 2023-2024 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1028.