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FRENCH STUDIES Criteria for Satisfactory Progress To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
Overall GPA
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Other Grade Requirements
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Probation Policy
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Specific Courses
Candidates in the MFS program must complete 20 credits in the department: French 642; 623; 615; 901; a 2-credit independent-study professional French tutorial (French 799); and 6 credits covering a professional internship abroad and additional portfolio research. They must also complete 10 credits of course work at the 300 level or above, in the approved concentration area, outside the department, for a total of 30 required credits.
Specific Credits
Courses in the concentration area must be numbered 300 or above. Required courses in French are listed above.
Examinations / Time Constraints
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All candidates submit a professional portfolio and must complete an oral presentation of that portfolio.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
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Full-time academic track MFS candidates must enroll for a minimum of 12 credits each semester. Students meeting criteria for satisfactory progress will be permitted an additional semester of study to complete the portfolio or additional course work for professional reasons. (Candidates admitted on the summer-institute track may study part-time.)
Language Requirements
Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in spoken and written French by obtaining a grade of B or better in French 615.
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