Requirements for the Master’s Degree
The Master of Arts normally takes two years of study. The 30 credits include nine graduate seminars, at least six taken within the department, and a 3 credit MA project (between 35 and 50 pages long). All teaching assistants/fellows must successfully pass German 2970 as a basis for continuing financial support as a teaching assistant or fellow. In addition, all entering students must enroll in GER 2110 - INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY AND CULTURAL THEORY .
In addition to the satisfactory completion of courses, students must demonstrate a high level of proficiency in writing both in German and English by submitting for departmental approval at least one paper written in German and one paper written in English by the time of the preliminary evaluation. They must also demonstrate reading proficiency in an additional language by the end of their last term of study.