How do I apply?

Admissions Criteria

Admission to the MALL program requires a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Language, in Foreign Language Education, or in another field (provided that the applicant also has considerable experience in a foreign language or culture). A minimum grade point average of 2.60 from an accredited institution or 3.2 from a non-accredited institution is required. Qualified admission may be possible for applicants with a grade point average of 2.25 to 2.6 upon review and acceptance by members of the MALL Advisory Committee. Priority admission will be given to those applicants already certified to teach in the state of Michigan, or those with classroom teaching assignments. The TOEFL is required for all international students.

Application Information

Applicants will be required to submit a statement of purpose and three academic letters of recommendation in addition to the Graduate School application. The GRE is recommended but not required for admission. Please see the MALL Program Application Materials Checklist for details on applying to the Graduate School and the MALL program.

How do I see an advisor?

Each participating language area has an advisor that you can contact with questions:

Arabic, Classics and German: Dr. Abderrahman Zouhir

French, Italian and Spanish: Dr. Kate Paesani

How do I register for classes?

Before you register for classes you should:

  1. Review your degree requirements to see what you need to take to complete your program. You may wish to meet with your program's Academic Advisor for advice on which courses you need to take to fulfill the Wayne State General Education Requirements, the College's requirements, and your degree requirements. 
  2. Check the Schedule of Classes to see what is being offered. Write down the CRN for each course you wish to register for. 
  3. Log in into Academica and go to the Student tab. Under the Registration section on the left click Register/Add/Drop.

For more information visit the Records & Registration website at and the Registration Information webpage at

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