Graduate Degrees

The department offers an MA in foreign languages. Students choose one of four concentrations to meet their specific career goals. In addition, the department faculty participate in the wide range of interdisciplinary programs listed below.

MA in Foreign Languages

French concentration in the MA in Foreign Languages

The MA in foreign languages with a concentration in French offers students an opportunity to study a variety of topics—from the traditional academic study of the language, literature, and the culture of French to less traditional subjects such as film studies and the Francophone literatures of the Caribbean, Quebec, and Africa.

Spanish/Bilingual-Multicultural Education concentration in the MA in Foreign Languages

The MA in foreign languages with a concentration in Spanish/Bilingual-Multicultural Education combines courses in Spanish with courses in multicultural education offered through the School of Education and Human Development. This degree prepares individuals to effectively teach in bilingual and multicultural settings; licensure is available with minimal additional coursework beyond the degree.

Spanish and French concentration in the MA in Foreign Languages

The MA in foreign languages with a concentration in French and Spanish allows graduate students to pursue a multilingual path of scholarship and an array of international opportunities. This expanded master’s degree combines the basic requirements of the concentrations in French and Spanish, with additional opportunities for electives and an optional thesis.

Spanish concentration in the MA in Foreign Languages

The MA in foreign languages with a concentration in Spanish offers students an opportunity to study a variety of topics – from the traditional academic study of the language, literature, and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world to less traditional subjects such as film studies and literature from the many Spanish-speaking regions of the world.

Accelerated MA in Foreign Languages (with a concentration in Spanish/Bilingual Multicultural Education)

Accelerated master’s degree programs are designed for Mason’s highly qualified and highly motivated undergraduates.

  • They provide a streamlined application process with no application fee.
  • They allow students to apply six graduate credits to their undergraduate degrees.
  • Students have the opportunity to take an additional six graduate credits to be held for reserve graduate credit (apply only to the graduate degree).
  • They can start their graduate degrees with up to 12 credits earned while undergraduates.

Students admitted to an accelerated master’s degree program have the opportunity to complete both degrees in a reduced amount of time, and at a reduced cost.

Accelerated MA in Foreign Languages (with a concentration in Spanish)

Accelerated master’s degree programs are designed for Mason’s highly qualified and highly motivated undergraduates.

  • They provide a streamlined application process with no application fee.
  • They allow students to apply six graduate credits to their undergraduate degrees.
  • Students have the opportunity to take an additional six graduate credits to be held for reserve graduate credit (apply only to the graduate degree).
  • They can start their graduate degrees with up to 12 credits earned while undergraduates.

Students admitted to an accelerated master’s degree program have the opportunity to complete both degrees in a reduced amount of time, and at a reduced cost.