German, M.A. | University of Georgia | Athens, United States
12 months
24676 USD/year
24676 USD/year
8698 USD/year
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The German Program at the University of Georgia in the Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies offers a highly respected Master's degree with concentration in literature/culture or linguistics. Graduates are prepared to teach German, or to pursue a Ph.D. in competitive programs.


About this Degree

The German studies major at the University of Georgia is designed to provide students with communicative proficiency in the German language and competency in the interpretation of German culture. Following the completion of basic requirements, the program offers optimal flexibility to the individual student who can choose from a variety of courses and, under the guidance of a faculty mentor, devise a curriculum geared towards his or her specific career goals and intellectual interests. The department is comprised of specialists in the major areas of German studies who integrate language teaching with the teaching of German literature, linguistics, film, and culture studies as well as important aspects of contemporary German society, business, and politics.

The study of German in the United States has undergone significant changes in recent years and the German program at the University of Georgia reflects those changes by offering intermediate and advanced German courses that cover broad subject areas but generally are not literary survey or genre courses. Instead, the focus of a course may be a specific issue or a topic that students learn to investigate in depth or from a particular perspective. 

Through such courses students acquire the critical tools to undertake independent inquiries into the field of German and form their own questions about cultural specificity and difference. While either German literature or linguistics constitutes the core of these courses, they are frequently interdisciplinary and include materials and methods from other fields such as history, music, film, philosophy, art history, and sociology.

Programme Structure


  • German for Reading Knowledge
  • Advanced German Conversation and Composition
  • Medieval German Courtly Literature
  • Deutsche höfische Epik / German courtly epic
  • Comparative Grammar: The Old Germanic Languages
  • Classics and Romantics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Students from American Colleges and Universities

  • B.A., with minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) waived for Feb. 2021 application deadline.
  • Official college transcripts.
Students from German-Speaking Countries
  • Fulfillment of Grundstudium or completion of Zwischenprüfung plus two (2) semesters (not necessarily in Germanistik).
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) waived for Feb. 2021 application deadline.
  • Official list of all university courses taken, with an official/certified translation of the names and courses.
  • Photocopies of Scheine.
  • Test Of English As A Foreign Language (TOEFL) with an overall minimum score of 80 with at least 20 on speaking and writing.

The departmental application consists of:

  • the completed form
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • official transcripts
  • a typed statement of purpose
  • an oral interview
  • a writing sample of formal written German

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24676 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24676 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24676 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8698 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8698 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Athens

720 - 1170 USD /month
Living costs

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