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University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

Buffalo , NY

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University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Overview

University at Buffalo, the State University of New York / Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is located in Buffalo, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Spanish
Master of Arts (MA) French
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Spanish
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) French

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 3
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees 2 Foreign Languages
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE, TOEFL (if international)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Preliminary exam one (1) year after Comprehensive exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

20
Applied
10
Accepted
8
Enrolled
50%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th Yes
Spring deadline October 30th September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Completed application form, application fee, original official transcripts for all previous college work, 3 letters of recommendation, personal statement, 1 writing sample in the target language, 1 writing sample in English (for international), CV, GPA of 3.0 or above preferred
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE, TOEFL (if international)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Completed application form, application fee, original official transcripts for all previous college work, 3 letters of recommendation, personal statement, 1 writing sample in target language, 1 writing sample in English (for international), CV, GPA of 3.0 or above preferred

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

26
Total Graduate Students
30%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 23.08%
Black or African American 7.69%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.85%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (19%)
Female (80%)

Faculty

26
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 8
Male (8)
Female (18)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Romance linguistics, cultural studies, literary studies, literature, philosophy and poetry
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 910 Clemens Hall
Buffalo, NY  14260-4620
United States
Contact Dr. Amy C. Graves Monroe
Associate Professor of French/Department Chair
Email: acgraves@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-0873
Fax: 716-645-0880

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