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Program/Degree
German Studies (MA) 
Program Description

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 (including film and other cultural media), 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. 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.

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

German Studies -

MA German Studies: The Department offers a program leading to the Masters Arts degree with a major in German Studies. Concentrations are available in 1) Literature and Culture, 2) Literature, Culture, and Pedagogy, 3) Secondary Teaching Certification, 4) Translation Studies, and 5) joint professional degrees with a concentration in Journalism, Business, and Collaborative Governance.

PHD TGS: The Department offers a joint program administered with the University of Leipzig, leading toward the PhD and / or D. Phil in Transcultural German Studies. Courses are offered in the various areas of German language, literary studies in all periods, cultural studies (including film and other cultural media),  as well as in second-language teaching methodology, applied linguistics, theory of second-language acquisition, and testing.

 
College
College of Humanities  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Frank Simmons Whitehead
520-626-8123
Graduate Program Coordinator
Frank Simmons Whitehead
520-626-8123
Director of Graduate Studies
Steven D Martinson
520-621-7385
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Jessica N Kniest
520-626-1930
 
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions 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
 

 
Standardized Tests

TOEFL 550 on the paper based (PB)or 79 on the internet based (IBT) or composite score of 7 (iBT)international students)

 
Financial Aid

Teaching Assistantships
Oskar Grunow Scholarship
Weinel Memorial Scholarship
Tuition and Registration scholarships
Max Kade Fellowship
Research Assitantships

 
Admissions Deadlines

Domestic and International Applicants:

  • Fall: February 1
 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants may be considered for conditional admission to this program at the department's discretion.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 2604

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 33
Core coursework: GER 508 and GER 579
Language requirements:
Other requirements:

 
Minor Requirements

9 units internal or external

depending on the minor

 
Student Handbook
http://german.arizona.edu/sites/german.arizona.edu/files/GraduateHandbookGSApril2016.pdf  
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Last revised 06 Oct 2016