Indiana University Bloomington
Department of French and Italian

French Linguistics Admissions Information

Domestic Applicants

Thank you for your interest in the graduate program in French Linguistics at Indiana University Bloomington. Here you will find listed all of the necessary materials to apply to the MA program.

The university uses an online application system. A link to the e-app and our application deadlines are provided below. Please note that no separate application is required to be considered for the financial assistance of an Associate Instructorship (teaching assistantship) or other department fellowship opportunities. However, AI positions are generally not offered to new students who begin their studies in the spring semester. Such students are welcome to submit their interest for an AI position for the following fall semester. All students wishing to be considered for an AI position must attend the AI Orientation Session at the beginning of the academic year. Our application deadlines are listed below.

If you are a first generation, underrepresented, or minority student interested in applying to a PhD track program for Fall 2015, you may be eligible for an all-expenses paid visit to Indiana University Bloomington this October. For more information about the Getting You Into IU program, visit their website or contact our Graduate Secretary at fritgs@indiana.edu before September 5.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2015 (January)September 1, 2014
Fall 2015 (August)January 15, 2015

NOTE: Many supporting documents such as transcripts, recommendation letters and test scores arrive after the deadline; this results in incomplete applications. To be considered for admission one must have a completed file in our office by the stated deadline.

Application Checklist

Go to graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/apply.shtml to begin the online application process.

Below is a checklist with information on where to send or upload all required application materials:

Items to be submitted through the e-application

  1. DEPARTMENT FORMS are found within the e-application. This is where you indicate if you want to be considered for a fellowship or assistantship, select your area of interest, and provide details of any study abroad or teaching experience. Please fill in all applicable fields.
  2. THREE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION from individuals familiar with your ability to do scholarly work. If you are not currently in school, a letter from a non-academic employer may be included as one of the three letters, but prospective students should be aware that such letters are usually less valuable to the Admissions Committee.
    • Your recommenders will receive an automatic request to fill out a recommendation once you have completely submitted your e-application.
  3. 300-500 WORD STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
    • In the section "Résumé, writing sample or other document," please submit two versions of the same content, one in French and one in English. It may contain such information as your current goals, plans for your professional career, and reasons for selecting field of study.
  4. CURRICULUM VITAE or current résumé.
    • Upload in the "Résumé, writing sample or other document" section of the e-app.
  5. RESEARCH PAPER reflective of your undergraduate work in French.
    • Upload in the "Résumé, writing sample or other document" section of the e-app.

Items to be submitted to the department

  1. OFFICIAL ACADEMIC RECORDS (transcript) both in the original language and translated from every postsecondary school you have attended, whether or not you have obtained a degree.
  2. In order to evaluate your speaking proficiency, we request that you email a short sample recorded in MP3 format to the Graduate Secretary at fritgs@indiana.edu. Your sample should consist of two parts. View details
  3. OFFICIAL TEST SCORES
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores should be sent by ETS directly to the department.
    • Institution code: 1324; Department code: 2603
    • The Graduate School requires a minimum score of 152 on both the verbal and quantitative tests and a minimum score of 4.5 on the analytical writing test. Exceptions can be made in cases of particular merit.

We recommend that you contact our office at least one month prior to the application deadline to check on the status of your application. Contact the Graduate Secretary at 812-855-1088 or fritgs@indiana.edu. Please notify the graduate secretary of any address changes after you submit your application.

International Applicants

Thank you for your interest in the graduate program in French Linguistics at Indiana University Bloomington. Here you will find listed all of the necessary materials to apply to the MA program.

The university uses an online application system. A link to the e-app and our application deadlines are provided below. Please note that no separate application is required to be considered for the financial assistance of an Associate Instructorship (teaching assistantship) or other department fellowship opportunities. However, AI positions are generally not offered to new students who begin their studies in the spring semester. Such students are welcome to submit their interest for an AI position for the following fall semester. All students wishing to be considered for an AI position must attend the AI Orientation Session at the beginning of the academic year. Our application deadlines are listed below.

Application Deadlines

Spring 2015 (January)September 1, 2014
Fall 2015 (August)December 1, 2014

NOTE: Many supporting documents such as transcripts, recommendation letters and test scores arrive after the deadline; this results in incomplete applications. To be considered for admission one must have a completed file in our office by the stated deadline.

Application Checklist

Go to graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/apply.shtml to begin the online application process.

Below is a checklist with information on where to send or upload all required application materials.

Items to be submitted through the e-application

  1. DEPARTMENT FORMS are found within the e-application. This is where you indicate if you want to be considered for a fellowship or assistantship, select your area of interest, and provide details of any study abroad or teaching experience. Please fill in all applicable fields.
  2. THREE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION from individuals familiar with your ability to do scholarly work. If you are not currently in school, a letter from a non-academic employer may be included as one of the three letters, but prospective students should be aware that such letters are usually less valuable to the Admissions Committee.
    • Your recommenders will receive an automatic request to fill out a recommendation once you have completely submitted your e-application.
  3. 300-500 WORD STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
    • In the section "Résumé, writing sample or other document," please submit two versions of the same content, one in French and one in English. It may contain such information as your current goals, plans for your professional career, and reasons for selecting field of study.
  4. CURRICULUM VITAE or current résumé.
    • Upload in the "Résumé, writing sample or other document" section of the e-app.
  5. RESEARCH PAPER reflective of your undergraduate work in French.
    • Upload in the "Résumé, writing sample or other document" section of the e-app.

Items to be sent directly to the Office of International Admissions

  1. OFFICIAL ACADEMIC RECORDS (transcript and diploma) both in the original language and translated from every postsecondary school you have attended, whether or not you have obtained a degree.
    • NOTE: Original academic records should be sent to the Office of International Admissions, Poplars 221, 400 E. 7th Street, Bloomington IN 47405. Please send a copy to the department via e-mail at fritgs@indiana.edu, or to our US postal address.
  2. EVIDENCE OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Federal regulations require students to demonstrate that they have the financial resources to support themselves and any dependents during their first year of study in the United States. Your admission cannot be finalized, and your immigration document cannot be issued, without this information. IU requires international students to submit a financial documentation form, which should be mailed to International Admissions. Financial support awarded by the Department during the course of the admissions process may be used as evidence of financial support for the Office of International Admissions. A typical package of financial support from the Department covers most of the amount required.

Items to be submitted to the department

  1. In order to evaluate your speaking proficiency, we request that you email a short sample recorded in MP3 format to the Graduate Secretary at fritgs@indiana.edu. Your sample should consist of two parts. View details
  2. OFFICIAL TEST SCORES
    • TOEFL scores should be sent by the Educational Testing Service directly to the department. When taking the TOEFL, please indicate the School Code: 1324 and Department Code: 2603. Photocopies are not acceptable.
      • A score of at least 79 on the internet-based TOEFL, 550 on paper, and 213 on computer-based exam is required.
    • Graduate Record Examination, scores should be sent to the department by ETS using the same codes as above. The Graduate School requires a minimum score of 152 on both the verbal and quantitative tests and a minimum score of 4.5 on the analytical writing test. Exceptions can be made in cases of particular merit. (Optional; please take the exam if possible)

We recommend that you contact our office at least one month prior to the application deadline to check on the status of your application. Contact the Graduate Secretary at 812-855-1088 or fritgs@indiana.edu. Please notify the graduate secretary of any address changes after you submit your application.