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Italian (MA)

Italian (MA)
Italian (MA)

Explore Italian culture, language and arts

Whatever your interest—language, literature or the intersection between Italian studies and other disciplines—DePaul’s flexible master’s in Italian provides you with a customizable curriculum to help you develop advanced linguistic and cultural expertise.

The program may be completed in two years. Core courses are offered in the evenings, while most elective courses are offered in the afternoon/evening.

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Apply your skills in Chicago and beyond

As part of your service-learning experience, you’ll apply your linguistic expertise at sites across the city. Chicago is home to numerous multilingual cultural institutions, organizations and nonprofits, such as the Italian Cultural Institute, Casa Italia Chicago and more.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, though we encourage you to submit materials at least two months prior to the quarter in which you wish to enroll.

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, language proficiency test scores, letters of recommendation, letters of application, and complete an interview with a faculty member in our Italian program.

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Required Courses

You’ll take three core courses and nine electives taught in either Italian or English.

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of College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.

Add real-world projects to your portfolio

You’ll study with Clara Orban, whose students have “numerous opportunities” to work on projects with direct ties to Italy. Students in our Italian program have produced creative works in film, business reporting, and more; select students even travel overseas to teach in partnership with the country’s northern region of Lombardy.

Alumni Network

Alumni of graduate programs in the Department of Modern Languages have gone on to a range of careers, including teaching, translation and interpreting. You’ll benefit from a wide network of more than 8,900 fellow College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences graduate alumni living and working in Chicago and around the world.

Scholarships & Aid

Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the fellowships, scholarships and grants available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission at (773) 325-7315 or

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