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Why Study French?

Explore the language, literature, and culture of an international francophone community. Our French program reflects the international importance of the French language and the cultural diversity of the world. French is the official language of more than 29 countries and is spoken by 274 million people. At MU, French majors and minors pursue rewarding programs in business, diplomacy, NGO, work, teaching, journalism, medicine, and more. 

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Undergraduate program

Pursue the academic program that best aligns with your career goals. We offer a degree and minor in French. Our undergraduate program offers courses in English and French that focus on history, language, and culture. Students can also become certified to teach foreign languages in our BA+Education program.

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Graduate program

The School of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures offers two Masters of Arts programs in French, with one track in French literary and cultural studies (the MA in Romance Languages with an emphasis in French) and another track specializing in teaching French as a foreign language.

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We offer flexible course formats in literature, film, gender & cultural studies. From the fundamentals to the advanced, you’ll expand your studies with courses in Francophone African and Haitian literature and culture; race and feminism in France; the “city” in French literature; contemporary France; Francophone cinema; and Francophone literature, cinema, and public health.

Get Involved

Francophone Community

Participate in a vibrant Francophone community by attending fun extracurricular activities through our Passeport culturel program. Showcase your French skills by participating in our chapter of Pi Delta Phi, the oldest French studies national honor society.

Clubs & Organizations
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Scholarships are available to support academic work and study abroad experiences. See if you qualify!

Study Abroad

Take your studies abroad during our faculty-led summer program. Explore Paris and the French Riviera, two of the most iconic and culturally important regions of France.

Study Abroad Opportunities
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Experts in their field

Our Faculty

Our world-class faculty are dedicated to student success and research excellence.

Our Faculty
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Get Started in French

To learn more about French courses at MU, or to ask about internships, fellowships, and study abroad opportunities, please contact French advisor Pablo Serna,, to schedule an advising appointment.