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M.A.

M.A. Language Requirement

Regardless of one's chosen M.A. Degree Option, all students enrolled in the Master's Program are required to demonstrate competency in a foreign language prior to obtaining their degree.

This language requirement can be satisfied in one of three ways:

1. Completion of four (4) semesters of college credit in an approved language with a grade of "C" or higher.

2. Successful completion of a reading comprehension examination administered by UTA's Department of Modern Languages, either as part of the Department's summer language course, or scheduled separately.

3. Successful completion of a reading comprehension examination administered by a faculty member of the Department of History or an accredited online testing agency such as the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

The Department of Modern Languages offers a course (MODL 5301) to prepare students to take a reading comprehension exam. This one semester course, usually taught during the summer, is designed to give students with no previous background in a language the ability to read that language at the level of comprehension necessary to pass a reading exam. At the end of this course, the instructor administers a test which satisfies the language requirement.

Students wishing further information should contact the Department of Modern Languages.