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German and Scandinavian Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Our strengths are in interdisciplinary literary and cultural studies, including Black German Studies, Cultural and Intellectual History, Film Studies, GDR Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, German-Jewish Studies, Holocaust Studies, Medieval Studies, Minority Studies, Theater and Performance Studies, Transnationalism, and Turkish German Studies. We are home to the DEFA Film Library, a research center focusing on film related to East Germany.  

Our resources are enhanced by the Five Colleges, the Yiddish Book Center, and exchange programs with universities in Germany, Sweden, Denmark, and Austria.  UMass offers language instruction in German, Swedish, Yiddish, Middle High German, and Old Norse. 

Career prospects

Graduates of the German and Scandinavian Studies Program delivered by the University of Massachusetts Amherst include many prominent scholars and teachers worldwide.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods of Teaching German
  • Structure of German
  • Middle High German

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

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General Requirements

Students apply online online through the Graduate School at UMass. The application requirements are: a transcript, a statement of purpose, three recommendations, an academic writing sample of not less than ten pages (in either German or English), and a phone interview. Applicants are not required to submit GRE scores. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3848 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3848 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2021 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2021 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Amherst Center

  • 1228 - 2550 USD/month
    Living Costs

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