Second language proficiency must be demonstrated by one of the following:
- Completing two years of high school foreign language study
- Achieving a minimum score of 62 for French, 63 for German, or 66 for Spanish on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) foreign language exam
- Completing two semesters of a foreign language at the undergraduate level
- Successfully completing one hour of 449 in a chosen language through the Department of Languages and Linguistics
- Completing an upper-division literature course in a chosen language with a grade of at least a B (typically, as an undergraduate student)
- Petitioning the Graduate Studies Committee. Students who have current multilingual skills that can be verified by credentials other than the ETS score or the course described above may petition the Graduate Studies Committee to certify their second language proficiency. Normally this petition will be submitted before the end of the student’s second semester in the M.A. program. The petition, a memorandum with supporting evidence, should be submitted through the student’s adviser to the Graduate Studies Committee.