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Department of French & Italian
Program Homepage: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/frenchitalian/
Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Address: 201 W. 21st Street
Stop B7600
City: Austin
Zip/Postal Code: 78712-1800
State/Province: TX
Country: USA
Application Deadline: January 1
Contact Person: Chaz Nailor , Mr.
Email:

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Phone: 512.471.5712
Fax: 512.471.8492
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): French
Italian
Program Size: Medium (11-25 students)
Program Description: The Department of French and Italian faculty and staff provide and support innovative, high quality teaching responsive to educational needs and interests of students through courses in pedagogy, language teaching, literary criticism, and cultural studies.

The department offers bachelors degrees in French and Italian. At the graduate level the department provides subject areas leading to doctoral degrees in French and Italian Studies. The French Graduate program offers three tracks: French and Francophone Literature; French Linguistics; Romance Linguistics. Graduate courses in Italian support graduate degrees in other departments and cross-disciplinary offerings.

Offices are located in Homer Rainey Hall (HRH) on 21st Street between the Harry Ransom Center and Benedict Hall. The building was originally the UT Music Building and was renamed in honor of former UT President Homer Rainey (1939-1944). The department shares this interesting 1950s Spanish Colonial style building with the Jessen Auditorium, the Hindi Urdu Flagship, and the Texas Language Center.

The graduate degree program in French Linguistics combines substantial course work with increased emphasis on independent study. The aim is to provide the student with a broad overview of his/her field as well as a professional specialization within that field.
Available Financial Aid: For the 2013-2014 academic year, the Department of French and Italian at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to offer scholarship packages of $25,000 annually for up to six years of graduate study in French Linguistics.

Though funding packages may vary from student to student, a typical 2013-2014 Walther package is disbursed as follows:
1st Year- Julia Emerson Walther Fellowship consisting of $25,000 annual stipend, a full tuition award, and additional scholarship funding of $1,204 that may be used to offset the cost of student health insurance

2nd Year- Teaching Assistantship in which the student assists a primary instructor in one class per term for an annual total of $25,000: scholarships and the TA stipend totaling $20,000, summer research support of $5,000, full tuition awards, and UT insurance benefits

3rd Year- Assistant Instructorship in which the student teaches one class per term for an annual total of $25,000: scholarships and the AI stipend totaling $20,000, summer research support of $5,000, and full tuition awards, and UT insurance benefits

4th Year- Assistant Instructorship in which the student teaches one class per term for an annual total of $25,000: scholarships and the AI stipend totaling $20,000, summer research support of $5,000, and full tuition awards, and UT insurance benefits

5th Year- Assistant Instructorship in which the student teaches one class per term for an annual total of $25,000: scholarships and the AI stipend totaling $20,000, summer research support of $5,000, and full tuition awards, and UT insurance benefits

6th Year- Julia Emerson Walther Fellowship consisting of $25,000 annual stipend, a full tuition award, and additional scholarship funding of $1,204 that may be used to offset the cost of student health insurance

-All students are eligible for additional support (up to $1,000 annually) for travel to conferences.

-Students who choose to embark on programs of work culminating in a Ph.D. in six years or less are eligible for additional scholarships in the amounts of $15,000 with Ph.D. in four years, $10,000 with Ph.D. in 5 years and $5,000 with Ph.D. in six years.

-To be eligible for Summer Reserch Scholarships, students work with their mentors to develop summer study or research proposals. These proposals are submitted in early spring for approval by the graduate advisors. The completed projects are reviewed in the fall.
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