Department of Modern Languages

The University of Mississippi

M.A. in Modern Languages

The Department of Modern Languages offers the M.A. in Modern Languages with emphases either in FrenchGermanSpanish, Linguistics, or Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).

We have a dynamic faculty in a department that teaches ten foreign languages and linguistics at the undergraduate level. Click here to see a complete list.

We are a state leader in promoting foreign language teaching and provide many course offerings in culture studies, film, linguistics, and literature. The Modern Languages department looks favorably on studying other languages as electives within your program in TESL, Linguistics, Spanish, French or German; if you reach graduate level study (500) these courses may count toward your Modern Languages degree with prior permission.

The Modern Languages Department is located in Bondurant Hall near the library and shares the building with the English Department. We sponsor an annual lecture and many talks and workshops throughout the year. The small classes and frequent professorial contact within the degree make for a close-knit community. The advantages of small academic seminars are complemented by the social, sport, and cultural opportunities of a great American university in a vibrant campus town, not far from the cities of Memphis and Tupelo.

Three types of financial assistance are offered from the department: teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and graduate instructor positions.  Consideration for assistance by the department is automatic with admission to the graduate program.

Regarding Financial Assistance, please consult: University of Mississippi Financial Aid

For any additional questions, please email the Chair of Modern Languages, Dr. Daniel O’Sullivan. dosulliv@olemiss.edu

Preliminary Requirements for Admission

The M.A. in Modern Languages degree with a specialization in French, German or Spanish requires, as a prerequisite, 30 hours of course work in one of the three languages in which the student intends to specialize or a total of 30 hours in two or three languages, ancient and/or modern, provided that at least 18 hours are in the major language to be studied. In extraordinary cases, this prerequisite may be modified. First-year languages courses in any language and second-year language courses in the student’s major language do not satisfy this prerequisite.

The M.A. in Modern Languages degree with a specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) program requires, as a prerequisite, either 30 hours in English, linguistics or a foreign language, or a total of 30 hours in any combination of the above, provided that a minimum of at least 18 hours are in one of the fields. In extraordinary cases, this prerequisite may be modified.

The M.A. in Modern Languages degree with a specialization in Linguistics requires, as a prerequisite, either 30 hours in English, linguistics or a foreign language, or a total of 30 hours in any combination of the above, provided that a minimum of at least 18 hours are in linguistics. In extraordinary cases, this prerequisite may be modified.

For more information, see the Graduate Admissions website.

Additional Links

 

Contact Information

M.A. Program Coordinator for French, German and Spanish:
Dr. Chris Sapp, csapp@olemiss.edu
Phone: 662-915-7664
E-211B Bondurant Hall

M.A. Program Coordinator for TESOL and Linguistics:
Dr. Tamara Warhol, tesl@olemiss.edu
Phone: 662-915-5029
213 Howry

Ph.D Program Coordinator:
Dr. Felice Coles, fcoles@olemiss.edu
Phone: 662-915-7702
Bondurant E-210A

Interim Chair, Department of Modern Languages:
Dr. Daniel O’Sullivan, dosulliv@olemiss.edu
Phone: 662-915-7298
C-115 Bondurant

Mailing address:
Modern Languages Department
P.O. Box 1848
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
Fax: 662-915-1086