Whether your goal is to obtain specialized knowledge or training in a particular field or simply to pursue even greater fluency and insight into your language area, graduate school may be a next step toward a successful future. A graduate degree in Chinese, French, German, Japanese and/or Spanish can expand career opportunities, and many Modern Language students have gone on to graduate school after completing their degree at Grove City College. In fact, an undergraduate degree in a modern language opens up a broad range of graduate education options including international business, economics, missiology, social work, international studies, foreign or domestic relations, translation/interpretation, law, teaching English as a second language, linguistics and literature, among others. In recent years, our graduates have earned (or are earning) M.A. and/or Ph.D. degrees from schools like The Pennsylvania State University, Middlebury College, Duquesne University, the University of Virginia, the Monterrey Institute, Millersville University, the University of Phoenix, Purdue University, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Kent State University, Ohio University, the University of Pittsburgh, Indiana State University, California State University and many others.
Admissions Requirements and Timeline: Preparing for Graduate School
• GradSchools.com can get you started as you look for which colleges and universities offer graduate studies in Modern Languages, Linguistics, International Studies and other related fields.
• Peterson's Guide to Graduate School offers information on how to get started, find a school, prepare for admission exams, pay for school and other helpful resources and advice.
• Valuable information on doctoral programs in modern languages can be found through the MLA Guide to Doctoral Programs in English and Other Modern Languages
• Grove City College Career Services Office
• U.S. News & World Report lists "Best Graduate Schools," and explains the major graduate school entrance tests, and provides links to helpful tools and informative articles.
Top Language and Literature Graduate Schools for Modern
The following schools have been recommended by Modern Language faculty at Grove City College and other strong graduate programs. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather as a starting place for investigation. Of course, each language would yield a somewhat different list. See also the MLA Guide to Doctoral Programs in English and Other Modern Languages.
Berkeley, Indiana University, University of Kansas, Columbia, University of Texas at Austin, Cornell, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), Duke University, University of Virginia, New York University, Smith, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wellesley, Princeton, Yale, Harvard
Georgetown, University of Kansas, Michigan State, University of Pennsylvania, Middlebury, University of Texas at Austin, Wycliffe, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), Yale University, Harvard University, Duke University
Latin American Studies
University of Arizona, University of New Mexico, University of Texas at Austin