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, 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, missions, psychology, 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.


For more information about graduate school programs, check out the links below:


Admissions Requirements and Timeline: Preparing for Graduate School

Helpful Links

Top Modern Language and Literature Graduate Programs


Helpful Links  can get you started as you look for which colleges and universities offer graduate studies in Modern Languages, 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.

         U.S. News & World Report lists "America's Best Graduate Schools", 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 undergraduate 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  

Literature: Linguistics:


Indiana University University of Kansas
University of Kansas Michigan State
Columbia University of Pennsylvania
University of Texas at Austin Middlebury
Cornell University of Texas at Austin
University of Virginia Wycliffe
New York University University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
University of Wisconsin at Madison  
Princeton Latin American Studies:
  University of Arizona
  University of New Mexico
  University of Texas at Austin


Grove City College - For questions contact Dr. Barber - Last updated March 2008