The department offers an interdisciplinary MA and PhD in German Studies, focusing on German-speaking, central European society from the Enlightenment to the present. In addition to expertise in German literature, the faculty’s interdisciplinary strengths include comparative literature, philosophy, social and political theory, film, cultural studies, intellectual history and translation. To get a better idea of the department’s areas of specialization, prospective students are encouraged to take a look at the list of recent graduate seminars and at the profiles of the graduate faculty and expanded graduate faculty. The faculty works closely with students to design their own course of study. Most German MA and PhD students receive a teaching assistantship and tuition waiver. The graduate associate chair of German welcomes email inquiries about the program. For contact information and more general information on the MA and PhD in German Studies, please visit the program's website.