Master of Arts

The M.A. in Italian Studies offers students:

  • A broad in-depth knowledge of Italian culture
  • High proficiency in Italian language
  • Opportunities for interdisciplinary study
  • Overseas study and cultural immersion
  • Career options in the academic or professional fields

The four-semester, 30-credit program takes into consideration students’ different academic and professional goals. It offers two specialization options that revolve around a common core curriculum, and culminate with a thesis writing seminar and a Master’s thesis.

The first option, focusing on literature and culture, is designed for students seeking the solid academic preparation needed to enter a doctoral program. The second option, with a focus on language pedagogy, addresses either current teachers who seek a graduate degree or those seeking to enter the teaching profession at the secondary level. 

The M.A. degree program includes a mandatory semester abroad at an Italian University such as Universit√† per Stranieri of Siena, Universit√† per Stranieri of Perugia, Cattolica of Milan. 

Students will work with the program coordinator and/or their advisors to choose the best program abroad that matches their academic and cultural interests.

Our students will have the opportunity of tutoring language students and working with language instructors in order to gain experience in language pedagogy.

For additional information on the M.A. in Italian Studies please contact:

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