Admissions and Application Guidelines

Students are normally admitted to our Ph.D. programs beginning Autumn semester.  The deadlines for application are as follows:

For students who wish to be considered for a Fellowship or Graduate Teaching Associateship:

November 30

Applications received after this date may still be considered for Graduate Teaching Associateships if funding remains, but students are advised to submit their application as early as possible after this deadline if it cannot be met.

Students not requesting funding:

June 1 for international students

August 1 for U.S. students

Applications are evaluated as soon as all required components are received and the file is complete.  Since some components, such as transcripts and letters of recommendation, may take time to be sent out after requested, students should plan well ahead of deadlines.

Application Requirements

Applications for graduate programs at Ohio State must be submited online.

Masters in French and Italian (with specialization in French or Italian)

Ph.D. in French and Francophone Studies

Ph.D. in Italian

Required documents

  1. Official transcripts for each college or university attended
  2. Statement of intent (1 to 2 pages)
  3. Three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may be submitted online OR mailed on the recommenders' original letterhead stationery, accompanied by completed Ohio State Reference Form [pdf] (forms and instructions available on the site).
  4. Curriculum vitae or resume (1 to 2 pages)
  5. Brief academic writing sample in English and another in French (for the French and Francophone program) or Italian (for the Italian program). These documents should be combined and uploaded as a single file. 
  6. Students who wish to be considered for a Graduate Teaching Associateship should complete the  GTA Application Form [pdf] and upload it via the Document Uploader. The department’s Graduate Studies Committee will nominate top applicants for a University Fellowship (there is no separate application).

You may check here for your application status.


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