MA students in French develop the skills and Knowledge necessary for careers in teaching, international affairs including the foreign service, cultural services, writing and translating, or further study at the doctoral level.

MA students in French work closely with award-winning faculty throughout their graduate studies. With courses in French and Francophone literature, film, and culture, as well as in French linguistics and stylistics, the program responds to students’ broad range of interests, while developing transferable, professional skills in research, analysis, and communication. Requirements and tools for planning your degree can be found in the UMKC Catalog.   For more information, contact the MA Advisor.



Two UMKC French Alums Receive Fund for Teachers Grants

Three teachers in Independence, Missouri, hold signs about their 2018 Fund for Teachers grantsTwo UMKC French alumni, Katy Foudree Owens and Brandi Pruente have been awarded Fund for Teachers Grants to attend the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) congress in Martinique this summer.

The AATF convention is an immersion opportunity allowing educators to work on their French language skills while learning more about teaching practices.

“We in the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department, particularly in French, are thrilled for their success,” said UMKC French professor Dr. Kathy Krause. Continue reading