What is it?
This new program allows outstanding French students to complete a BA and MA in five years.
Who would benefit?
Advanced-level students who want to continue their studies in French to be more marketable for graduate school or a career in international business/law. Students interested in teaching would also have an advantage.
What are the requirements for application?
- Cum GPA 3.5; French GPA 3.7 or better
- 1 semester at Vanderbilt-in-France (a V-i-F internship highly desirable)
|Typical Course of Study||Hours|
|Semester 1||1 course||3|
|Semester 2||1 course||3|
|*Semester 3||ViF: 4 courses + internship||12+|
|*Semester 4||1 course||3|
|*Semester 5||1 course (consult re: application to program)||3|
|*Semester 6||2 courses (apply to program)
|*Semester 7||1 course||3|
|**Semester 8||2 courses||6|
|**Semester 9||4 courses||12|
|**Semester 10||4 courses||12|
*Students may choose to attend ViF during the 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th semesters.
** 3 courses (9 hours) in the MA program may be undergraduate courses with added work for graduate credit.
What is the cost of the program?
Tuition cost per credit hour is $1347. In addition, the activity fee is currently $30 and the student health insurance is $1896. Estimated cost of the 5th year would be about $35,000. No financial aid is available for the 5th year.
NB: Students may take additional graduate courses during the 4th year of study, thereby decreasing the cost of the 5th year.