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.
- 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.
Admission to the program has become increasingly competitive. An applicant should be able to present a dossier including the following: an excellent undergraduate record with sufficient courses in French or Italian literature; evidence of a very good command of the French or Italian language (preferably, an extended stay in the respective country); high GRE scores; letters of recommendation; and a thoughtful, intelligent, and well-written personal statement. The department requests that a sample of writing (an essay or paper in French or Italian) be included with the application.