The LSU French program, comprising the Department of French Studies & the Center for French and Francophone Studies, has gained international recognition of its position at the forefront of the North American study of French and Francophone literatures and cultures. The program is recognized by the Cultural Services Office of the French ambassador to the United States as a centre d’excellence, an honor given to only 15 university French programs in the United States. Our faculty, whose interests and expertise cover a broad spectrum of fields in French and global Francophone language, literature, and culture, are recognized as among the nation’s most outstanding and productive researchers in the field, according to the most recent National Research Council Survey of US Doctoral Programs.
The program’s work reflects the historical importance of Francophone languages and cultures for Louisiana, as well as the leadership provided by French studies in the European intellectual tradition. Located in Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, the program finds itself at the crossroads of the Francophone world, tied to Francophone Canada by Cajun history, and to France and to Francophone Africa and the Caribbean by Creole history.
Applications and supporting materials for all graduate study must be submitted through the online application site for the LSU Graduate School: www.lsu.edu/gradapply. Official transcripts, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources must be mailed to: Graduate Student Services, 114 West David Boyd Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. These paper documents are stored electronically and departments have access to all materials submitted by and/or on behalf of a student applying to graduate study
Applications for admission are received and evaluated by the department on a continuing basis. Applicants must adhere to the application deadlines established by the Graduate School. Students seeking admission must submit satisfactory credentials from previous study, acceptable GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. International students whose native language is not English must also submit an acceptable TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score.
Financial assistance is available to some students. Support may be available through the student’s home department or other units in the form of research or teaching assistantships. A student should contact his or her home department for more information on available assistantship positions. To ensure consideration for financial aid, all application materials should be submitted in accordance with deadlines established by the LSU Graduate School.
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Jeff Humphries (M)
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Alexandre Leupin (M)
Nkashama P. Ngandu (M)
Rosemary Peters (M)
John Protevi (M)
Adelaide Russo (M)
Gregory Stone (M)
Nathaniel Wing (EM)
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