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French Studies

Administrative Unit:French and Italian
College/School: College of Letters & Science
Admitting Plans:MFS
Degrees Offered:MFS

Faculty: Professors Bousquet (chair), Debaisieux, Goodkin, Langer, Miernowski, Songolo, Tochon and Vila; Associate Professors Armbrecht, El-Nossery, Willis Allen, and Vatan; Assistant Professors Armstrong, Dima, and Gipson; PFMP Executive Director Ritt Deitz; other faculty from across campus also teach in the program.


The Master of French Studies (MFS) is a professional degree earned in the Professional French Masters Program (PFMP). The PFMP is separate from the graduate program in French and Francophone literature. It is an interdisciplinary program combining advanced graduate-level course work in French language and Francophone culture with concentration-area course work in one of six professional concentration areas: French and business, French and education, French and international education, French and European Union affairs, French and international development, and French and media/arts/cultural production. The PFMP prepares graduate students for careers in business, government, nonprofit organizations, media, advertising, and the arts. All PFMP students do a professional internship, in their field, in a French-speaking country, and present a professional portfolio at the end of their studies.

For more information: pfmp.wisc.edu; Ritt Deitz, Executive Director, Professional French Masters Program, mdeitz@wisc.edu; Shawn Ramer, Graduate Coordinator, Department of French and Italian, ramer2@wisc.edu