German, MA

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Pursuing a Master of Arts degree in German will deepen your understanding of German linguistic, literary, and cultural studies, and broaden your knowledge of one of the world's leading economies, cultural contributors, and human rights' advocates.

This degree prepares you for career fields like law, politics, business, and journalism. Our students have incredible work opportunities because of their academic background in German.

The School of International Letters and Cultures empowers students to develop a rigorous and vast understanding of German language and culture.  With dedicated professors who want to ensure your success in this degree, you will unlock international potential.


8 Core Faculty
2 years to degree
30 Credits

Degree Overview

The 30-hour program of study includes an option of either an applied project or thesis as the culminating experience. Prospective masters candidates should have a passion and interest in German linguistics, literature and cultural studies, and have demonstrated knowledge of the German language.

How to apply

All candidates for the masters in German must fulfill the general requirements of the Graduate College concerning admission and residence. Please visit here to learn about what materials are needed to apply.

This program is not accepting applications at this time.

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The plan of study for the master's degree includes a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate-level work and a thesis or an applied project, as approved by the candidate's supervisory committee. The program must include a 500-level bibliography and research methods course offered by the school. When approved by the candidate's supervisory committee, nine credit hours in another language or in closely related courses may be included in the program.

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
Core course3
Culminating Experience3-6
Total Credit Hours30

Courses and electives

Training in German encourages students to work closely with one advisor/mentor. Depending on the student’s interests, however, the student may participate in several subject areas within German. The goals of the program are to train students through a series of projects and courses and to become independent and creative professionals.

1- Core Course

  • GER 500 Bibliography and Research Methods

~9- Electives:

  • Electives are to be chosen in consultation with faculty advisor (up to nine credits of related coursework may be taken outside of German)

1- Culminating Experience

  •  GER 593 Applied Project (3) OR

  • GER 599 Thesis (6)