The University of Maryland, based in College Park, Maryland offers a fully funded PhD in Modern French Studies. The Ph.D. in modern French studies at the University of Maryland offers comprehensive training in French and Francophone studies, including teaching, research, and professionalization. The program offers seminars in French and Francophone literature, culture, and film, in addition to French language and linguistics. Students are normally granted full funding for four years, with the possibility of an additional year, contingent upon the availability of funds. Annual renewal of financial support is based on satisfactory performance and progress in the program.