Graduate Studies

Welcome to Graduate Studies at the Department of French and Italian!

Many successful master and doctoral-level students have graduated from Ohio State’s Department of French and Italian and moved on to teaching, business, consulting or other positions around the country. We offer a direct-admit Ph.D. Program in both French & Francophone Studies and Italian Studies.

Ph.D. in French and Francophone Studies

Ph.D. in Italian

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Ohio State graduate students enjoy collegial faculty who work closely with students throughout the PhD programs. Students benefit from faculty research in literature, cultural studies, film, linguistics and second language acquisition. Several challenging and varied graduate seminars are offered throughout the academic year. A preliminary two-week seminar in second language acquisition theory and methods is combined with classroom experience and regular peer support to increase graduate associates’ confidence and effectiveness in the classroom.

Central to any research is a well-stocked library.  Not only does the Ohio State University enjoy an in-depth collection on its grounds, but additional connections via OhioLink and an on-line world-wide catalog facilitate research on any number of topics.

Graduate students are accepted from a wide variety of academic and personal backgrounds in order to enrich the Department’s research and intellectual exchange. The Department of French and Italian considers all admitted graduate students for financial support.

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Graduate Administration

Department Chair
Prof. Dana Renga
200 Hagerty Hall

Director of Graduate Studies
Prof. Sarah-Grace Heller
230 Hagerty Hall

Graduate Studies Committee
Prof. Sarah-Grace Heller, chair
Prof. Jonathan Combs-Schilling
Prof. Danielle Marx-Scouras
Prof. Dana Renga

Graduate Program Coordinator
Sonya Afanasyeva
200 Hagerty Hall