Additional Requirements

Before completing the M.A. program, students must demonstrate knowledge of a modern foreign language.

Note: American Sign Language will not fulfill this requirement.

Students may fulfill the requirement by:

  • Passing ART 560 Reading and Translating French (offered online by APU). Note that ART 560 does not count as coursework toward the degree.
  • Passing the CLEP exam (French Level I, German Level I, or Spanish Level I) with a score of 50 or better. The CLEP exam may be taken at APU or one of more than 1,800 designated test centers worldwide.
  • Presenting evidence of completion of a semester-long course in a foreign language from an accredited college or university with a grade of B or better. The course may be at the undergraduate level, but it must cover oral and written aspects of the language. Contact the program director for more information on how to submit the documentation necessary to fulfill the foreign language requirement in this manner.

Native speakers of a language other than English may be considered for exemption from the language requirement, along with students who have completed study in a foreign language at a foreign university. For more information, contact the program director.

Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.