Graduate Programs

Explore our Graduate Programs

The Department of German and Scandinavian offers both MA and PhD programs in German. Our graduate students study with leading scholars, gain teaching experience, and follow their intellectual passions as they collaborate with faculty to conduct their own research projects.


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Master’s Degree in German

Our program leading to a master's in German offers a supportive environment for students looking to engage in the critical analysis of literary, theoretical, and cinematic discourses focused on post-Enlightenment modernity. Our cohort is compact enough to ensure that every student benefits from individual mentoring and career preparation, and large enough to support an ambitious, well-balanced curriculum.

Master's Requirements


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Doctoral Degree in German

Our PhD curriculum offers an intensive set of advanced courses with a primary focus on German-language literature and culture since the Enlightenment. Students can enter the PhD program with either a BA or MA in hand.


Graduate Courses in German

Our graduate curriculum acquaints students with the history of German letters (with a primary focus on modernity since the enlightenment), places this history in a European context, and provides tools for a critical analysis of the literary, theoretical, and cinematic discourses involved. The program encourages comparative, theoretically oriented work.

Courses


Funding Your Graduate Studies

There are a range of funding opportunities for graduate students. MA and PhD students typically work as graduate employees each term during the academic year, teaching a range of German language courses. Explore options for funding your graduate studies.

Funding and Research Support


Prepare for the Professional World

Many of our graduate students have gone on to further graduate studies or launched successful careers as teachers. Explore professional development resources to help you prepare for your next step.

Career and Professional Development


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Our Graduate Students

Connect with peers in the Department of German and Scandinavian and find helpful resources for our graduate community.

Resources for the Graduate Community


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