Johns Hopkins University, based in Baltimore, Maryland offers a fully funded PhD in French. The program focuses on research, argumentation, and writing, and is therefore especially attractive to independent-minded students. Rather than on comprehensive exams, admission to the Ph.D. is based on this portfolio and on the preparation and defense of the dissertation prospectus (ABD). All applicants who are admitted to our programs are admitted fully funded for up to five years. This means that the department covers the cost of full-time tuition and a fellowship for the academic year.