Welcome to UT's graduate program in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures. We offer the MA in French, German, and Spanish and the PhD in Modern Foreign Languages. Our PhD program offers three primary concentrations: French, German, and Spanish with secondary concentrations in either a second language (French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish), Applied Linguistics or Latin American Studies.
We promote an area studies approach (French and Francophone, Germanic, Hispanic) with offerings in literature, film, translation, and gender/ethnic studies. We also provide opportunities to teach and assist with summer study abroad programs in France, Germany, Spain, and Costa Rica.
UT's graduate students have access to a nationally and internationally recognized graduate faculty as well as a superb research library. They also benefit from the presence and resources of the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the University of Tennessee Center for the Humanities.
Students have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on advanced research, to teach and design undergraduate courses, and to participate in our graduate student organization and foreign-languages community activities. Our students regularly present their work at major conferences and publish in refereed journals, and our graduates teach in universities and colleges across the United States.
We offer financial support for MA and PhD candidates, including funding for travel to conferences for presentation of scholarly papers and posters. MA students who receive support are funded for two years, while PhD students are funded for a maximum of five years. GTA stipends are competitive and generally range between $12,400-$18,000 for a 9-month contract. Tuition fee waiver and full medical insurance are included.
The Fall 2017 term of entry is now available on the Graduate School application. Domestic applicants (U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and visa holders other than F and J) may apply for Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 terms of entry. International applicants (F and J visas) may apply for Fall 2017.
International applicants are required to submit additional documentation for issuance of the I-20. As a result the following deadlines are required:
|Term||Application Deadline||File Completion Deadline*|
|Fall||February 1||May 15|
|Spring||June 15||October 1|
|Summer||October 15||February 15|
* File Completion Deadline means that by the date listed, admission must be granted and copies of passport, financial documentation and degree confirmations must be received by this date.
The Fall 2017 term of entry is now available on the Graduate School application. Domestic applicants (U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and visa holders other than F and J) may apply for Spring 2017, Summer 2017, and Fall 2017 terms of entry. International applicants (F and J visas) may apply for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017.