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Master of Arts in Professional Language - French

The College of Humanities is offering a new Master of Arts in Professional Language (MAPL) to educate students for employment in government, business, and church positions that require a professional level of language proficiency and a graduate degree. French will be one of the first languages in the MAPL. The French MAPL will begin with an integrated BA/MA version open to BYU applicants in their junior year starting Fall 2024; the student’s final/senior year would be the first of the integrated year, with a second, MA-only year to follow. A two-year MA open to former and non-BYU students will be subsequently phased in, in the near future. Each will offer domain-specific language courses in a student’s field of study the first year, followed by a one-year immersive experience including direct enrollment in a French-language university and a one-semester internship in Quebec or France. Admitted students must demonstrate speaking and written proficiency at the Advanced-Mid level (ACTFL scale). Graduating students will need to demonstrate Superior-level proficiency (ACTFL scale) in at least one of the competencies by completion of the degree. For information on the French MAPL, please contact one of the professors below.

Daryl Lee

Jim Law