Academic Programs Catalog

Graduate Education

Foreign Language Requirement

Individual departments, schools, or colleges may, with the approval of the University Committee on Graduate Studies, require competency in foreign languages as part of the requirements for graduate degrees.  Such requirements are specified in catalog descriptions of the programs.

Departments, schools, or colleges that require one or more foreign languages as part of their graduate degree requirements are responsible for certifying competency.  This can be done either by utilizing their own faculty or by making arrangements with the appropriate language department(s).  Each such unit shall develop a written policy establishing guidelines for determining language competency.

Students may meet the German requirement by satisfactorily completing German 400, and the Russian requirement by satisfactorily completing Russian 410.