Graduate School Information

Graduate School Information​

​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

Helpful Links

     • 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 Languages

    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

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International Affiliations

​Grove City College International Study Partnerships are unique: they are College run and managed partnerships with universities in the host country, so you’re not only getting an international education, you’re doing it with peers from Grove City College.​

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

​The Department of Modern Languages at Grove City College offers students the academic freedom to conduct meaningful, relevant research alongside experienced and accomplished faculty.

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Our Events

The Department of Modern Languages sponsors numerous co-curricular activities including foreign film nights, international praise and worship services and community service projects. ​
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B.A. in Spanish

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish has been developed to enhance the communicative, cultural, and vocational benefits of language study. Our students prepare for success in careers, graduate studies, and their personal lives.
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Minor in French

​To minor in French, students complete 15 credit hours of French courses beyond French 101 and 102.

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Study Abroad

​Travel during college is important to broadening your world, and no matter your major, you can study abroad. If you’re the type to really cast off the reins and explore an international university and culture on your own, the Office of International Education will pair you with the right program​.

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