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German Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #262 (QS) , AZ,
The department offers a program leading to the Master of Arts degree with a major in German Studies. Courses are offered in the various areas of German language, literary studies in all periods, cultural studies , as well as in literature, and culture, past and present, as well as in second-language teaching methodology, applied linguistics, theory of second-language acquisition, and testing.

About

There are two tracks available for the M.A. in German Studies: one emphasizes literary and cultural studies, and the other combines literary and cultural studies with pedagogy and applied linguistics. Generally speaking, prerequisite for admission to the graduate program is the completion of at least 16 acceptable units of upper-division undergraduate course work in German. Students working toward the Master of Arts degree must complete a minimum of 33 units of graduate work, including at least 30 units in courses offered by the Department of German Studies. GER 508 is required of all master's candidates; GER 579 is required of all graduate teaching assistants in their first semester of teaching. M.A. Thesis Option: Students may be permitted to write a thesis upon application to and consultation with the departmental Graduate Committee. No more than 3 units may be earned for writing the thesis; thesis students enroll for GER 910. Students must pass both a written and an oral comprehensive examination. Prior to this examination, in the spring of their first year, students who are not native speakers of German will be required to pass either the ZOP (Zentrale Oberstufenprufung) or the ZMP (Zentrale Mittelstufenprufung) administered by the Goethe-Institut.

Programme Structure

MA German Studies: The Department offers a program leading to the Masters Arts degree with a major in German Studies. Concentrations are available in:

  • Literature and Culture,
  • Literature, Culture, and Pedagogy,
  • Secondary Teaching Certification,
  • Translation Studies,
  • Joint professional degrees with a concentration in Journalism, Business, and Collaborative Governance.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • GPA 3.0 overall; 3.3 in German for MA
  • TOEFL 550 on the paper based (PB)or 79 on the internet based (IBT) or composite score of 7 (iBT)international students)
  • GRE required (no minimum; used as an additional aid in decisions; required only of domestic applicants)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Audio tape or CD in German - 3 minute short biography and 2 minute reading of literary text (not required for native speakers of German)
  • Official transcripts International Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied with certified translations.
  • C.V. or Lebenslauf

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36566 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36566 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    36400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36400 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12400 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Tucson

  • 830 - 1140 USD/month
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