Why Study French at UC Davis

We know that choosing a graduate program is a difficult and consequential task. We thank you for considering the program in French and Francophone Studies at UC Davis. We believe that our program offers a number of very attractive features. 

We are looking for students who would benefit from our flexible curriculum in pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in French Studies. Because we are a relatively small department, we are able to offer individualized attention and a program of study tailored to suit the interests of each student. Our ideal environment for close mentoring of students is complemented by a breadth of possible areas of specialization open to students in French and Francophone Studies, thanks to our close affiliations with faculty in related programs (link to affiliated faculty).

  • We offer both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees Click Here
  • Option to pursue research in Literature, Linguistics, or Cultural Studies. Click Here
  • Students enjoy close working relationships with nationally recognized, research-active faculty. Click Here
  • Open curriculum -- potential to create your own path with all the resources of a top-tier university at your disposal
  • Designated Emphases (graduate minors) allow you to pursue a secondary concentration. Click Here
  • TAships and fellowships available. Cost/Financial Aid and Teaching/TA Opportunities.
  • A university that values diversity and supports the success of diverse students - UC Davis Graduate Studies Diversity Portal.
  • Excellent support on the job market and proven record of professional placement - Grad Pathways Institute for Professional Development.
  • Enjoy the “green” spirit of a lively and bike-friendly Northern California college town. Davis is conveniently situated for access to both the cosmopolitan culture of the San Francisco Bay Area and the unparalleled natural beauty of Lake Tahoe, Napa and Sonoma, and the Pacific Coast. Click Here