fbpx

Professional French Studies: Summer Institute

Master of Professional French Studies

Happy looking french student

The Professional French Studies Summer Institute teaches you to apply best practices in French-speaking regions around the world. Continue teaching with face-to-face courses in summer and online classes during the academic year.


Is this program right for you?

The Master of Professional French Studies Summer Institute program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is specifically designed for French teachers’ unique academic calendar and working needs. Our program includes a shortened summer internship and will include portfolio projects focused on your current classroom projects.

Modeled off of the Professional French Studies Master’s program, the Summer Institute program is designed to globalize your expertise and apply your advanced proficiency in French language to business and professional settings around the world. Courses will be offered face-to-face during the summer, and online during the academic year.

Apply your French skills to research, interdisciplinary cross-cultural analysis, advanced oral communications, and advanced grammar. Our courses also teach you to understand various perspectives and best practices within major French-speaking regions around the world.

Upon completing the Summer Institute program you will be prepared to apply best practices to professional projects in French-speaking organizational settings outside the United States.

Is this program right for you?

The Master of Professional French Studies Summer Institute program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is specifically designed for French teachers’ unique academic calendar and working needs. Our program includes a shortened summer internship and will include portfolio projects focused on your current classroom projects.

Modeled off of the Professional French Studies Master’s program, the Summer Institute program is designed to globalize your expertise and apply your advanced proficiency in French language to business and professional settings around the world. Courses will be offered face-to-face during the summer, and online during the academic year.

Apply your French skills to research, interdisciplinary cross-cultural analysis, advanced oral communications, and advanced grammar. Our courses also teach you to understand various perspectives and best practices within major French-speaking regions around the world.

Upon completing the Summer Institute program you will be prepared to apply best practices to professional projects in French-speaking organizational settings outside the United States.

Admissions requirements

All applicants must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Have advanced knowledge of French.
  • Submit GRE scores using code 1846.
  • Submit evidence of English language proficiency, if applicable. The required proficiency scores are: TOEFL IBT 92, PBT 580; or IELTS 7.0.

To apply:

  • Online application.
  • Supplemental French Department application.
  • Statement of purpose (in French).
  • Resume/CV.
  • Transcripts.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Oral interview in French, by phone or in person.

Connect with us

Program Overview: Biotechnology

November 09
noon-12:30 p.m.
Join associate director Natalie Betz to get more information about the in-person MS in Biotechnology program. Information shared will include details on the curriculum, application process, and career outcomes.
Register for Program Overview: Biotechnology

Virtual Open House: Explore and Apply to Graduate School at UW-Madison

November 10
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Meet with staff and faculty from our 160+ graduate degree programs, gain insight into the application process, and discover the array of services and resources available to graduate students at UW–Madison.
Register for Grad School Virtual Open House

View all events

Program highlights

  • The Professional French Studies Summer Institute is created with French teachers in mind. Courses are offered face-to-face in the summers and online during the school year.
  • Our degree is industry-focused, and you complete portfolio projects based on your current classroom projects.
  • You have a great deal of creative control over your individual research and professional development learning. Enjoy personalized advising and access to alumni mentors.

How you'll learn

The 25-month program includes:

  • Two summer semesters on campus.
  • Online classes during fall and spring semesters.
  • Third summer master’s project abroad.

Sample curriculum

  • Grammaire avancee
  • Social Responsibility in Contemporary French-Language Professional Writing
  • Contemporary Skill Set Literature in French
  • Career Strategies for the French-Speaking World
  • Communication orale en situations professionnelles
  • Culture et sociétés dans le monde francophone
  • Professional French Masters Program Internship
  • Independent Study (Portfolio)
  • Issues in Methods of Teaching French and Italian (SLA Concepts)
  • Seminar: Materials and Methods of Research (Curricular Design and Assessment)

Ready to learn more about Professional French Studies: Summer Institute?
View the UW-Madison Guide

Stay in touch

Sign up to receive application tips and deadline reminders.

Connect with our enrollment coaches

Our friendly, knowledgeable enrollment coaches are here to answer your questions. Contact an enrollment coach to:

  • Learn how to make this program work with your life/schedule
  • Verify credit transfers
  • Get help with your application
  • Determine if financial aid is available

Visit with our coaches on campus or at an upcoming student fair in your area. Search student fairs & events

Connect with a coach