Capstone Certificate of Professional French Studies

College: Letters and Science
Departments: French and Italian
Contact: Graduate Secretary, Department of French and Italian; 608-262-6971

The Capstone Certificate of Professional French Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study which develops and enhances professional skills for careers demanding an advanced comprehension of French and French-language cultures.

The certificate principally enhances academic credentials and professional experience already earned by the student, within a chosen concentration area: Business, Education, European Union Affairs, International Development, and Media/Arts/Cultural Production.

Visit the program website to learn more about the five concentration areas. There you will also find a list of courses offered by various departments. Keep in mind that not all courses are offered each academic year, so be sure to check with the host department for course availability.

Concentration Areas

  • French and Business
  • French and Education
  • French and European Union Affairs
  • French and International Development
  • French and Media/Arts/Cultural Production

We also offer a Master of French Studies (MFS). To explore the differences between our Master's and Certificate programs, please look at our comparison chart. If you would like to receive a brochure, please fill out our online brochure request. You can also use our Web site to learn how to apply to the program. More questions? Contact us.


The Capstone Certificate is offered to individuals with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree. If accepted, students enroll as University Special students. Apply for this Capstone Certificate as a University Special student through the Division of Continuing Studies using the online application. Additional application materials are also required. Please refer to the program website for further application information and admission requirements for the program.

For more information

Contact: Graduate Secretary, Department of French and Italian, 618 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706; 608-262-6971;