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University of Pittsburgh

Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures

Pittsburgh, PA

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Overview

University of Pittsburgh / Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) French French
Master of Arts (MA) Italian
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) French Film studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) French Romance languages and literatures

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 5

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 Entrance Exam GRE General Test (for French)
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (for French)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

17
Applied
9
Accepted
6
Enrolled
53%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 10th January 10th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (for French)
Master's Degree Requirements Phone interview and writing samples in French and English (for French); minimum GPA of 3.0 and writing sample (for Italian)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (for French)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Phone interview and writing samples in French and English (for French)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 10
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

26
Total Graduate Students
34%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.85%
Black or African American 3.85%
White or Caucasian 57%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (42%)
Female (57%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 0
Male (6)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Literature and politics; gender and sexuality; Dante and his reception; seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Italian literature and culture; Italian theater; Renaissance studies; culture of the French Caribbean; West Africa and the Maghreb; environmental studies; post-coloniality; French culture from the Middle Ages to the 21st century; poetry and epistolarity; post-unification Italian culture, especially Fascism, World War II, the Holocaust, and Sicilian cultural production
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
9,000

Location & Contact

Address 4200 5th Avenue
1328 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA  15260
United States
Contact Dr. Lina Insana
Chair
Email: insana@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-6269

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