Graduate Program Application

Candidates for the 2020 admissions cycle should note that mandatory visiting days, to which finalists will be invited, will take place on February 27 and 28, 2020, with arrival in New Haven on Wednesday, February 26 and departure on Friday. Travel expenses, which may be shared with other institutions, will be reimbursed as much as possible, and local hotel will be covered by the department.

Fields of Study

Fields include French literature, criticism, theory, and culture from the early Middle Ages to the present, and the French-language literatures of Africa, the Caribbean, and the Maghreb.

Special Admissions Requirements

A thorough command of French is expected, as well as a good preparation in all fields of French literature. Applicants should submit a twenty-page writing sample in French. This can consist of one twenty-page paper or several shorter papers that total twenty pages.

Application process