M.A. in German

The German Program in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies offers a highly respected Master's degree with concentration in either literature or linguistics. In addition to comprehensive training in the discipline, the department also provides candidates the opportunity to develop elementary and intermediate language teaching skills.

German courses are taught by a faculty of ten, whose diverse specializations enable the department to offer a wide variety of courses in German literature, culture, and linguistics. The low student-to-teacher ratio in graduate courses in this department allows both personal contact and close intellectual relationships between faculty and students.


Departmental teaching assistantships are awarded for 4 semesters to M.A. students  who qualify. The assistantship application is included in our admissions page.

Additional opportunities for financial support are offered through the Graduate School.