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MA in Italian Studies

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MA in Italian Studies - Admission Requirements

  1. BA, BS or equivalent in an appropriate discipline.
  2. Students must show that they have earned a score of Advanced Low on the OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview).
  3. A GPA equivalent to at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale in all prior undergraduate college-level course work.
  4. Primary criteria: Candidates for admission must submit 3 letters of recommendation, which comment explicitly on the applicant’s ability to do graduate level work; and a personal statement (in English) describing interests, intellectual goals, past study abroad experience, and how this program would meet their goals and objectives. Statement must include 1-2 pp thesis proposal. A resume and a 5-page writing sample (research paper) in the target language, are required.

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4+1 MA in Italian Studies
  1. Students must be enrolled at the University of Delaware in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures pursuing an undergraduate major in Italian Studies or in Three Languages with Italian as their primary language.
  2. A minimum of 60 undergraduate credits and a GPA equivalent to at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale in all prior undergraduate college-level course work.
  3. Primary criteria: Candidates for admission must submit 3 letters of recommendation, at least two from UD Italian faculty, which comment explicitly on the applicant’s ability to do graduate level work; and a personal statement (in English) describing interests, intellectual goals, past study abroad experience, and how this program would meet their goals and objectives. Statement must include 1-2 pp thesis proposal (which must be approved by advisor) and identify a primary and secondary thesis advisor. A resume and a 5-page writing sample (research paper) in the target language are required.
  4. Admission to the 4+1 program is competitive. Students are admitted with provisional status until completion of the senior year and 124 credits, whereupon they are granted regular status as graduate students.

Application deadlines: Review of applicants begins March 15th of the junior year and students are officially notified by April 15. Students begin the 4+1 program in the fall of the senior year.

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  • Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
  • Jastak-Burgess Hall
  • University of Delaware
  • 30 East Main St.
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2591
  • dllc-academics@udel.edu