24 months
10119 USD/year
10119 USD/year
6124 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Bowling Green State University M.A. in German is a two-year program in which you spend the first year of graduate study at the University of Salzburg in Austria and the second at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. The program offers you three different possibilities for pursuing your research interests.


You can pursue a wide variety of literary and cultural topics in German at Bowling Green State University. 

Comparative approaches and the development of specialized research interests are encouraged. This track can serve as an ideal preparation for further studies (Ph.D. programs) in the humanities, for a wide variety of professions and government positions that demand cultural expertise, or as preparation for teaching German at the college and high-school level.

Career Options

  • The M.A. degree in German will allow you to pursue a wide variety of career options.
  • With the new emphasis on foreign language education in a globalized economy, teaching German as a foreign language in high school or college is one important career option. A number of our graduates continue into a Ph.D. program. 
  • Our graduates have placed into programs at Georgetown, Johns Hopkins University, University of Michigan, University of Illinois at Chicago, etc. Almost every year a number of graduates return to Germany or Austria on Fulbright fellowships to teach English as a foreign language in a secondary school.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Literary and Cultural Studies 
  • Language and Teaching 
  • Dual Degree 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official or notarized copies of transcripts from all institutions where degrees were earned (showing dates when the degrees were conferred) and diplomas from international institutions must be submitted. 
  • Standardized test scores (GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS, OAE) may be required. 
  • Programs may also require recommendations, a statement of purpose, a resume, and other documents.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10119 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10119 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    10119 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10119 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6124 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6124 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Bowling Green

900 - 1400 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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