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German, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

The German and Russian Studies Department offers BA and MA degrees in two cultures and languages of critical significance in the world today - German and Russian. The German program prepares students for admission to PhD programs and for professional language careers in a number of fields. Courses in language, literature, teaching techniques and skills, seminars in various specialized aspects of German studies, and directed study and research provide candidates with opportunities to acquire a comprehensive background in German studies. Teaching assistants receive training in pedagogy.

Resources include extensive library holdings in German literature, cultural studies, and teaching methodology, and an electronically equipped audiovisual laboratory for language training.

The Department of German and Russian Studies offers courses in German and Russian language, literature, film and civilization. It also offers instruction in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew and Korean. Many courses, such as civilization, culture, literature in translation and film courses, do not require knowledge of a foreign language.

Accreditation

Officially accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Missouri  is a very large coeducational higher education institution. University of Missouri offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Topics in German-General
  •  Topics in German - Humanities
  •  Problems in German
  •  German Conversation and Composition III
  •  Faust
  •  Medieval German Literature 1170-1210
  •  German Internship and Methods
  •  Special Readings in German
  •  German Capstone Seminar
  •  Topics in German - Humanities
  •  Research in German
  •  Problems in German

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Graduate studies typically begin in the fall semester
  • Applications to begin Spring semester are not encouraged. Assistantships are typically not available for graduate students beginning Spring semester
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Undergraduate major in German or equivalent 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    27090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    27090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    11252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11252 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Columbia

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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