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Germanic Languages and Literatures

24 months
26644 USD/year
26644 USD/year
14902 USD/year
Tuition fee
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For more than a century, the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Cincinnati has successfully trained its graduate students to compete in the professional world. 


The Germanic Languages and Literatures graduate program offered by the University of Cincinnati enjoys a national and international reputation, and its graduates hold teaching positions at some of the most distinguished American universities and colleges. The faculty members are active, internationally recognized scholars and innovative, dedicated teachers. The annual presence of a Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor adds to the department’s excellence.

Career Prospects

The course offerings of the department span the entire spectrum of German literature with an emphasis on 20th and 21st-century literary culture and film. The department is strongly student oriented, providing both theoretical and practical experience in the teaching of German language, literature, and culture.

Graduate students accepted into the program are eligible for teaching assistantships in addition to tuition remission. They can also compete for fellowships, among them the prestigious Max Kade Graduate Fellowship and the distinguished Taft Fellowships, as well as stipends to study abroad. Most graduate students earn additional money by teaching summer school in the department. In addition, German Studies offers editorial assistantships to students interested in working with any of the important journals in German Studies:  Journal of Austrian Studies, the Celan Jahrbuch and Focus on German Studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Film, Visual Culture, and Media Studies
  • Early Modern German graphic and literary studies
  • Nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century German literature
  • Austrian Studies
  • Cultural Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • graduate admissions application (online)
  • hold a baccalaureate degree (or higher) from a college or university regarded as standard by a regional or general accrediting agency, and have at least a B average in undergraduate course work
  • there is a $5 surcharge for international applications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26644 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26644 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    26644 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26644 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    14902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14902 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Cincinnati

1000 - 1650 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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