Modern and Classical Languages

Immerse yourself in language and culture

Undergraduate areas of study

Missouri State offers a range of major and minor programs that allow you to tailor your language skills to your educational and professional goals.

Graduate program

Certification program

Language Certification Program

If you have demonstrated language abilities in any of the languages offered by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and would like to receive recognition for your language proficiency, you are encouraged to apply to this program!

Additional learning opportunities

Our interdisciplinary programs and collaborative classes at the Foreign Language Institute offer even more opportunities to enhance your language skills.

Polyglot Hour

Join our informal gathering on Wednesdays (11am - 1pm) in the Siceluff Hall Library to promote cultural exchange and language competence. The event is open to any MSU student, faculty, staff, or community member interested in practicing their foreign languages.

World Language Showcase

Bring your students to our 4th Annual World Language Showcase on March 27, 2019! Meet MCL faculty members and college students in world languages. Help your students make that transition from high school to college. There will be contests, proficiency activities, guest speakers and LOTS of languages.

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