Dual MA in French and Francophone Studies and WGSS

The departments of Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures (RALL) and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) offer a dual MA that can be completed in two years by full-time students. Successful applicants have the possibility to serve as a teaching assistant in both RALL and WGSS, allowing them to gain valuable teaching experience in both fields.

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at UC

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) is one of the fastest growing academic fields in the country. The Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati, as one of the oldest and most respected and established academic programs in WGSS, is on the cutting edge of this movement. Students in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at UC experience small classes with much individualized attention, outstanding research and teaching faculty, rigorous and diverse curricula, internship and study abroad opportunities, graduate student teaching experience, regular symposia and guest speakers, an excellent placement record, and a highly supportive environment.

Our department has twelve core faculty and nearly 100 affiliated faculty members from a wide spectrum of academic disciplines and intellectual backgrounds. Our substantial endowment, raised by our long-established Friends of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, provides additional scholarship, internship, and graduate assistant funds for our students.

French and Francophone Studies at UC

MA students in French at the University of Cincinnati receive excellent preparation in modern and contemporary French and Francophone Studies, working closely with the graduate faculty of the Department of Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures and our affiliates. Our expertise covers:

  • Francophone Cultures, Film and Literature of the Maghreb, sub-Saharan Africa and Caribbean
  • Contemporary French Cinema and bande dessinée -French Literature, Culture, Intellectual History and History from the 17th Century to the 21st Century
  • Diaspora and postcolonial studies
  • Pedagogy, Computer Assisted Language Learning and Second-Language Acquisition (SLA)

Our students may fulfill their second-language requirements through courses offered in the department in Spanish, Arabic, Italian and Portuguese. Our students benefit from careful mentoring that prepares them for teaching careers or to pursue a PhD in French and Francophone studies. Past graduates of our French program have recently been placed as a tenure-track assistant professor at Milliken University, Villanova University, and Wright State University. Others hold positions in international business and university administration and teach language courses at the university level.

For further information on the graduate program, the city of Cincinnati and on the University:
The homepage of the University of Cincinnati: https://www.uc.edu
The RALL Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ucrall/
The WGSS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UCWGSS
A recent article on Cincinnati from the NY Times:

Michael Gott (RALL): Michael.gott@uc.edu
Michelle McGowan (WGSS): michelle.mcgowan@uc.edu