German MA students

German MA students Christoph Schick and Elisa Riga.

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The M.A. in German at the University of Colorado at Boulder is interdisciplinary in a number of ways. Admission to the program does not require a B.A. in German. In the past, we have admitted students whose academic preparation was in such fields as History, Business, Classics, and English. All students must, however, possess a sufficient proficiency in German to participate in graduate seminars taught in German. Our program also allows students to take courses in other fields (usually 3 courses) and write an interdisciplinary Master's thesis (with at least one faculty member from another field on the thesis committee). Other features of our program include excellent relations with faculty throughout the College of Arts and Sciences, close mentoring and advising, and a reputation for excellence in teaching that includes teaching assistants and faculty. We are one of the few German programs in the country to offer a concurrent M.A. and M.B.A.

The program of study leading to the interdisciplinary M.A. degree in German Studies normally takes two years of full-time study.

Our students go on to Ph.D. programs or to pursue a wide range of careers, from teaching to international marketing and information technology. Click here to see what some of our graduates have to say about the M.A. program.

Qualified applicants are eligible for a graduate teaching assistantship, and exceptional applicants with an interest in a career in education can qualify for two prestigious Max Kade Fellowships. Students also have the opportunity to spend a year abroad at the University of Göttingen or the University of Regensburg.

An ideal setting for graduate study, the University of Colorado at Boulder is one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Boulder is a vibrant city with active art, music, and literature scenes, and it offers a wide range of entertainment and outdoor activities. Downtown Denver is only twenty-five miles away.

Follow the links on the left and below to find out more about degree requirements, recent graduate seminars, faculty publications and research interests, and M.A./M.B.A programs. For more information, contact the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies.