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Graduate Programs

DePaul's innovative MA programs in Modern Languages offer students a customizable curriculum to develop advanced linguistic and cultural expertise and the know-how to apply those skills in academic and professional settings.  Whether in the global village of today's world or in multiethnic communities like Chicago, these advanced skills are increasingly valuable assets that require appropriate training and credentials.

Our MA programs are designed with flexibility in mind.  We welcome a range of students, from those seeking a traditional graduate experience to adult professionals whose careers require the applied expertise our MA provides. Learn more about the importance of proficiency in multiple languages through Lead with Languages.

Note:  Coming Winter 2021, the number of core courses required for our MA will be reduced from four to three.  For additional information on core and elective courses, please click on the individual program links below. 

The Department of Modern Languages offers the following graduate programs:

The Department of Modern Languages additionally offers the following Graduate certificate programs:

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For a list of the courses graduate language students may complete, please check our course catalog. All of our 300-level undergraduate language courses are cross-listed with our 400-level graduate language courses. Please note that all courses listed in the course catalog are not offered every term or year. Students should check in with the program director of each language program for class availability/scheduling details.

MA Handbook

Additional information regarding graduate programs in the Department of Modern Languages can be found in the MOL Graduate Handbook.pdf. The handbook outlines information students will need to know for successful completion of their ​program requirements.