What will I learn?

The Master of Arts in Italian Studies made its debut at California State University, Long Beach, home to the George L. Graziadio Center for Italian Studies. Our MA students benefit from the Graziadio Center’s commitment to creating a rich academic environment that maintains ongoing dialogue between students, faculty, and community members, not to mention an engaging schedule of speakers and conferences.

A combination of high standards, individualized attention, and a wide range of course offerings makes the MA in Italian Studies at Cal State Long Beach an excellent choice for any profession with international reach and global interaction, particularly in the arts and arts management, fashion, design, and advertising. Those wishing to pursue the Ph.D. in literature and cultural studies, or become teachers, translators, museum specialists, hospitality, travel, import/export, and culinary experts will all benefit from this degree.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,408.00 per year
Start date

20 January 2022, 22 August 2022


College of Liberal Arts

California State University, Long Beach,

1250 Bellflower Blvd.,



90840, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degrees.

For international students

A bachelor of arts degree in Italian, Italian Studies or:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Paper-based 550; Internet-based (iBT) 80

IELTS 6.0 each sub-section

Pearson Test of English 58

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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