German, MA

The faculty in the School of International Letters and Cultures offer graduate programs leading to the MA degree with a major in German. Students admitted to the master's degree program with a major in secondary education may elect German as their subject matter field.

Degree Offered

German, MA
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of


Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Admission Requirements

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2018.

  1. Students interested in applying for this program must submit an online Graduate Education application.
  2. An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.

Candidates for the master's should, upon entrance, present the equivalent of an undergraduate major in the language in which the degree is sought. Those who lack this background, but who show strong potential and meet Graduate Education admission requirements, may be admitted to a graduate program on a provisional basis, pending removal of specified deficiencies. These deficiencies must be completed in addition to the regular program of study for the master's.

Applicants must fulfill both the requirements of Graduate Education and those of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Degree Requirements

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

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