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French and Italian. Graduate Program


The Department of French & Italian offers various graduate degrees.

Doctor of Philosophy

There are three distinct Ph.D. degrees that can be pursued in the department:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in French
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Italian
  • Doctor of Philosophy French and Italian


Ph.D. students may combine their program with a minor in a related field, including Comparative Literature, Linguistics, Modern Thought and Literature, Art History, History, Music, Philosophy, and Spanish. Students in other departments may choose a minor in French Literature or Italian Literature, and Ph.D. candidates in French may minor in Italian, or vice versa.


Master of Arts

The department offers an M.A. in French.

Co-Terminal Degrees are available to current Stanford undergrad students only. These MA degrees are available in French or Italian.