Spanish and French Concentration

Multilingual, interdisciplinary MA combines coursework in French and Spanish

Become a Mason Graduate Student

All applicants for graduate study at George Mason University must meet the admission standards specified in the Admission chapter of the University Catalog.

You are responsible for submitting all required application materials by the posted deadline. Review your program's Admissions Requirements and Deadlines before you begin your application. You can also visit our Grad Admissions page for helpful hints on how best to prepare your transcripts and other Admissions materials.

Step 1: Complete and submit the online Graduate Admissions application. George Mason University requires all graduate applicants to upload all possible required supplementary materials, such as unofficial transcripts, goals statement and writing sample, at the same time you submit your application. Online applications require a non-refundable $75 application processing fee.

Step 2: Within a few days of submitting your online application, you will receive an email with your Mason G number (G#). This is a tracking number provided to all applicants that allows us to match your supporting documentation to your completed application.

Step 3: Check your application status and requirements checklist in your application portal. Initial processing takes 3 to 5 business days from the date of submission. You can use your application log-in and password to access your information throughout the application process. Graduate Admissions may send updates or notify you of issues with your application through your admissions portal, so it is best to log in periodically to monitor your application status.

Step 4: For newly admitted students, refer to the CHSS New Graduate Student webpage for tips on confirming enrollment, submitting official transcripts, registering for class and more.

Program Specific Requirements

College Transcripts Goals Statement GRE Portfolio Recommendation Letters Resume Writing Sample

Applicants should hold a baccalaureate degree in French or Spanish and have at least a 3.00 GPA (on a 4.00 scale) in the field.

The goals statement should describe your academic and/or professional plans, as well as your preparation for graduate study in your chosen concentration. It must be written in French or Spanish.

Please include a language proficiency statement in which you describe your linguistic ability to participate in graduate level coursework conducted in Spanish or French.  Include a list of the specific experiences and/or contexts (with dates) in which you developed this proficiency (uploaded via online application).  The graduate faculty may contact you to discuss these qualifications.

Those whose baccalaureate degrees were earned in other fields or who otherwise do not meet the above requirements but who provide evidence of a capacity to pursue graduate study are encouraged to apply. However, they may be asked to appear for a personal interview or take the appropriate parts of the GRE. They may be admitted provisionally and be required to make up gaps in their undergraduate record before the provisional qualifier to their admission is removed.

Application Deadlines

Fall application deadline: May 1 (Applications submitted by August 1 will be accepted on a space available basis)

Spring application deadline: November 15 (Applications submitted by December 1 will be accepted on a space available basis)

Summer application deadline: April 1 (Applications submitted by May 1 will be accepted on a space available basis)

Prospective students are encouraged to submit their application before the standard deadline, and to submit all supplemental materials (transcripts, goals statement, language proficiency statement and letters of recommendation) no more than 2 weeks later. Applications submitted by the space-available deadline will be considered if all supplemental materials are submitted no more than 2 weeks later. After the space-available deadline to submit materials, applications that remain incomplete will not be considered.


Standard deadlines

Space-available deadlines


Last day to submit an application 

Last day to submit supplemental materials

Last day to submit an application 

Last day to submit supplemental materials

Applying for Fall

May 1

May 15

August 1

August 15

Applying for Spring

November 15

December 15

December 1

December 15

Applying for Summer

April 1

April 15

May 1

May 15


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