Enrolling in courses:
Contact our graduate advisors for information about enrolling or enroll through the office of Graduate Studies: 610-436-2943.
The Master of Arts in Languages and Cultures (MALC) is offered jointly by the Departments of Languages and Cultures at West Chester University and the Department of Foreign Languages at Millersville University. Students can take courses in both universities in consultation with their graduate advisor and the Graduate Coordinator.
Curriculum: Graduate courses emphasize communication skills, interpretive skills, and culture, so that you get a new edge in the current competitive market place, whatever your field of interest. The MALC degree consists of 33 credits, and it includes:
Requirements: For the MALC program, with or without graduate certification, to qualify, you must have:
Tuition:information can be found at the Bursar's website. Consult the Bursar's website for exact cost amounts for in-state and out-of-state tuition and any other fees which might apply. Please note that ONLINE courses are charged at 102% of INSTATE tuition for out of state students.
Completion timeframe: With six sessions a year (Spring, Summer 1, Summer 2, Post-Summer, Fall, and Winter), you can complete a degree in as little as 1.5 years, or if you need more time, we will give you up to five years to complete your graduate degree. Our students include both part-time and full-time candidates. You may start in the fall, take several courses a semester and obtain your MALC degree the following year. If you start in January, and include the Winter and the two Summer sessions, you may finish by the end of the calendar year.
Transfer courses: We will transfer in up to 9 credits from another graduate program toward your degree, provided those credits are not part of a completed degree. We also encourage cultural and language immersion study as part of your graduate experience.
Internships: We offer graduate internships in French, German or Spanish (LAN 525) from 3 to 12 credits, as an elective option.
Application and Procedures: Contact the Graduate Coordinator for procedures and details. For admission to the graduate programs you will need to go to the Graduate Studies Page and complete the following:
Exit requirements: the choice of an exit capstone project of a specialized written and oral exam, or a research project, or portfolio of three projects, defended at an oral exam with the faculty.Consult options with Graduate coordinator.
Careers: Our program graduates pursue many careers using French, German or Spanish, including teaching at all levels, further graduate study, law, international relations, marketing, banking, travel, and services in a wide variety of regional and national companies. The high-quality professional training and multicultural perspectives you will acquire will enrich your personal future as well.
Note that we no longer require GRE or MAT scores for admission.
You may also take three (3) courses while you put together your application for the MALC or Graduate Certification in French, German or Spanish.