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General Admissions Overview
High proficiency in reading, writing and speaking of French and English is expected as well as general knowledge of literary theory and the literature, culture, and history of the French speaking world. The department invites applications from students whose academic background promises great potential for scholarly achievement in the future. In addition to The Graduate School’s requirements prospective students must also prepare to submit the following documents:
Statement of Academic Purpose
3 letters of recommendation
Writing samples: one in English and one in French
Transcripts for all secondary institutions attended
Special Admission Requirements: All international students whose native language is not English and whose undergraduate degree is from an institution in a country whose official language is not English must submit scores of the test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS.
We accept online applications; please follow this link to access the application.
The deadline for Fall 2013 application is January 15.
Vanderbilt University is a leading center for graduate and professional school education, offering advanced degrees in a broad range of disciplines. The university announced in 2009 that graduate education is a top priority that will enjoy increases in resources and faculty over the next decade. If you have decided Vanderbilt offers the type of graduate education for the professional and academic development you are seeking, we hope you will apply. If you need additional or specific information other than what can be found in the department’s website pages, please contact the director of graduate studies, Holly Tucker.