Tufts University

24 months
51288 USD/year
51288 USD/year
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The German Program in the Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literatures offers two courses of study leading to a master's degree in German: M.A. in German and M.A. in Teaching German.


The M.A. in German requires two academic years and is designed to prepare students for doctoral work in German or to provide career enhancement for fields such as international business or law, media and communications, and library science.

The M.A. in German with Teaching Certification,, requiring two academic years plus one summer, is offered in conjunction with the Education Department and is designed to prepare highly qualified secondary school teachers.

All students can choose to study one year at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität in Tübingen, Germany, and one year on the Tufts campus; or they may spend both years on the Tufts campus in Medford. The Tufts resident director in Tübingen offers an informal colloquium to acquaint students with traditional and contemporary aspects of German cultural life and assists students in planning a program of study that draws upon university lecture courses and seminars. On the Tufts campus students do regular course work, participate in a graduate colloquium, and serve as teaching and research assistants.

The master's programs in German typically enroll a small number of highly motivated and talented students who, together with faculty both on the Tufts campus and in Tübingen, form a supportive, stimulating, and congenial community that helps all students realize their full potential.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic German
  • Language Evolution
  • German History
  • German Culture
  • Modern German Language
  • Philosophy
  • Key Thinkers
  • German Politics
  • Teaching German
  • Classroom Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Fee - The application fee of $75 is payable through the online application by credit card or e-check (drawn on a US bank).
  • Academic Records 
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Personal Statement - You are required to upload a personal statement describing your reasons for wanting to pursue graduate study at Tufts. Please limit your personal statement to a maximum of five pages.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 
  • Additional Requirements - Applicants to the graduate program are expected to have a degree at the level of Bachelor or Master in chemical engineering. Requirements include a basic knowledge of physics and calculus, particularly differential equations. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51288 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    51288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51288 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


Undegraduate Students:

  • Depending on your eligibility, you may borrow a Federal Direct Subsidized Loan in amounts up to $3500 in the first year, $4500 in the second year, and $5500 in each of the third and fourth years.
  • Tufts Loans are need-based, institutional undergraduate loans which range from $500 to $2,000.
  • Subsidized Perkins Loans loans cannot exceed $4,000 per year for undergraduate study, and $20,000 for all years of undergraduate study.

Graduate Students:

  • This federal loan is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking or certificate program. Unsubsidized means that all interest charges for this loan are your responsibility.

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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