Master of Arts in Italian Studies at Boston College Full Teaching Scholarships for Fall 2023

The Boston College Department of Romance Languages and Literatures invites qualified students to apply for the Master of Arts program in Italian Studies. The department is committed to the professional formation of students, who graduate with broad experience in textual and cultural analysis, including a strong component of visual literacy and literary theory, as well as pedagogical training and practice. Our courses focus on a wide range of texts and media from the early modern to the contemporary and seek an interdisciplinary approach to cultural, literary, and film studies.

All admitted graduate students receive FULL TUITION REMISSION and a MONTHLY STIPEND 


  • 2-year program (10 courses, 30 credits)
  • Low student-faculty ratio: individualized attention for each student
  • All graduate students are supported by Teaching Fellowships with full tuition remission and a stipend
  • Summer research scholarships are available on a competitive basis
  • Proximity to countless educational and cultural institutions in Boston
  • Strong preparation for a PhD in Italian and secondary teaching
  • Diverse student body including native and non-native Italian native speakers
  • Bachelor of Arts (or Italian equivalent) required
  • Italian fluency and TOEFL iBT score of 100 (or higher)/IELTS score of 7.0 (or higher)


Mattia Acetoso Associate Professor of Italian, Section Head, Graduate Program Director
Franco Mormando Professor of Italian, RLL Department Chairperson, Undergraduate Program Director
Maria Sole Costanzo Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian
Brian O’Connor Assistant Professor of the Practice, Coordinator of Italian Language Instruction 

CONTACT: Mattia Acetoso (

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