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.