What will an M.A. do for you? Students with a Master's degree in French, Spanish, or Linguistics are prepared to excel in a wide variety of professional and research areas. Many of our students go on to pursue doctoral degrees at top institutions or move directly into professional careers, as consultants, teachers, translators, editors, writers, or find work in the diplomatic corps, international marketing, the performing arts and more. Graduate school provides in-depth knowledge through critical thinking and problem solving and gives students the edge in an increasingly competitive world.