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M.A. in German Studies

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers a program of study leading to the degree of Masters of Arts in German. Our interdisciplinary and comparative approach to the field of German Studies from the Enlightenment and the age of Goethe to the present includes contemporary literature and film, literary theory, intellectual history, gender studies, and world language pedagogy. For more information, please contact the coordinator of the MA in German, Prof. Hillary Herzog:

Concurrent degree programs are also available, for example with the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce or other MCLLC programs such as the MA in Teaching World Languages (MATWL) or Teaching English as a Second Language (MATESL). We also have an exchange program with both the University of Heidelberg (university-wide) and the PH Ludwigsburg (for students of the MA in German). See UK's Education Abroad portal for more information.

A primary goal of our M.A. program is to combine an intellectually stimulating course of studies with a nurturing environment. The KFLC: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference allows graduate students to be part of the oldest continuing foreign language conference in the United States. Students can also receive financial support to attend other professional conferences.

Innovative Programs: For information about the Masters of Arts in Teaching World Languages (MATWL), the Masters of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), the University Scholars Program (a BA & MA in German which can be completed in 4 or 5 years), please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Prof. Milena Minkova ( or consult MCLLC’s web-site.

See also: the German University Scholars option