All students must meet the Requirements for the Master's Degree
Current research interests include history of German language; Medieval literature; literature of the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries; folklore; Exile studies; and translation studies.
Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Degree of Master of Arts
An undergraduate major in German, including a year course in literature and a year course in advanced composition and conversation or the equivalent. Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examinations general (aptitude) section.
Minimum Degree Requirements
30 credits of graduate-level courses including:
|GERM 282||Sem on Particular Author||3|
|Additional courses in German, which may include 2 advanced courses in a related field||15-21|
The comprehensive exam for the German M.A. degree is taken upon completion of all required coursework (at the end of the 4th semester, at latest). The exam is conducted over a period of 5 hours. Subject matter for the exam questions will be drawn from 3 German graduate program courses of the student’s choosing. In each subject area, students will answer 1 of the 3 questions offered.
Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy for the Degree of Master of Arts
Students need to pass the comprehensive examination and successfully complete and defend a thesis.