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MA in Germanic Studies

Most students entering the program are admitted for the PhD. Those who don’t have an equivalent MA from another institution complete the requirements for our Germanic Studies MA first and then go on to PhD requirements.  Most students take two academic years to finish their MA requirements.


The requirements for the MA in Germanic Studies include:

  • Minimum of 33 credits: 27 credits in the major, six credits in outside courses or a minor

  • Course requirements include: one introductory course; six electives in German and/or Scandinavian literature/culture; one Germanic medieval studies course; a pedagogy seminar

  • Plan B paper

  • MA final oral exam

Students have the option of electing an emphasis (German or Germanic Medieval Studies or Scandinavian), though this is not required. The requirements for an emphasis are: five of the six electives and the Plan B topic must be in the emphasis.

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