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Graduate Program

The University of Virginia graduate program in French ranks among the top graduate programs in the nation. The wealth of the faculty, the diversity of research interests represented by the department, and the strong cross-disciplinary ties with other departments and programs assure that any student entering the program will quickly discover an atmosphere that cultivates rigorous intellectual engagement on a wide spectrum of issues. Whether interested in exploring subjects within fixed historical perimeters (e.g., the material culture of the medieval world, the horrors of the baroque, African orality, or Francophone cinema) or attracted to transhistorical topics (e.g., travel and exploration, text/image studies, or history and nostalgia), the prospective student is sure to find a vibrant community of faculty and fellow students interested in related issues.

For specific details about the program, see our Graduate Recruitment Brochure and the Department of French Graduate Handbook .

The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only.  The Graduate Record represents the official repository for academic program requirements. Click here for the official Graduate Record publication.

 Contacts

Director of Graduate Studies 

Amy Ogden
New Cabell Hall, Room 361
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904
434-924-1393
avo2n@virginia.edu

2016-2017 Elected Representatives

Ph.D Representative
Nouha Gammar

M.A. Representative
Nicholas Bader

GSAS Representative
Sana Alaya Seghair

Mediator
Haniyeh Barahouie

Recent Graduate News

Hannah Holtzman:  Chateaubriand Fellowship Recipient 2016-2017

Hannah Holtzman, Ph.D. Candidate

Congratulations to our 10 Graduate degree recipients!
10 PhDs and 2 MAs in French were awarded on May 21, 2016

Pictured: Liz Groff, PhD; Hannah Andersen, MA; Brandon Guernsey, PhD; Alexandra Natoli, PhD;  Lise Leet, PhD;  Bonnie Gill, PhD; Tanya Dery-Obin, PhD; Sage Morghan, PhD;  Anna Keefe, PhD. Absent: Nouha Gammar, MA.  (photo by Amy Ogden)