The Program

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Professional French Masters Program prepares its students for the Master of Professional French Studies (MFS) degree.  An advanced course of interdisciplinary study, the MFS develops students’ knowledge of specialized language, cross-cultural research, and professional skills in one of six concentration areas. Launched in 2000, the PFMP was the first of its kind.  Our degree remains one of the only graduate credentials in the country to combine advanced professional proficiency in French and applied work experience outside traditional academe.

Every MFS candidate completes graduate-level coursework in the Department of French and Italian, with individual research projects and specialized professional skills workshops, and a professional internship abroad, in a French-speaking organization whose work is directly related to the candidate`s concentration area. Upon return from their internship, students complete and present a professional portfolio, in French, integrating coursework and the practical experience obtained in the internship.

MFS concentration areas:

French and Business

French and International Education

French and European Union Affairs

French and International Development

French and Media/Arts/Cultural Production

Summer Institute for Teachers of French

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