The German Studies program at Michigan State University offers graduate students a solid grounding in the core disciplinary areas of literature, culture, and language studies in a unique course of study that integrates digital humanities approaches into coursework, teaching, and research opportunities.
MSU offers both the MA and the PhD in German Studies. We are especially excited about our streamlined PhD program, which offers maximum personalization for students interested in innovative, interdisciplinary work across the humanities.
Graduate students benefit from the German faculty's active involvement with a range of interdisciplinary programs across campus:
Digital Humanities - Film Studies - Global Studies - Peace/Justice Studies
Second Language Studies - Gender Studies - Jewish Studies - Religious Studies
Graduate studies in German at MSU train professionals for a range of 21st century academic and professional careers. Coursework is combined with learning and teaching opportunities beyond the classroom, including virtual research experiences, study abroad internship, job shadowing in upper-level classes, engagement in MSU’s Community Language School and other outreach programs.
For official details about admissions policies and policies governing the structure of the graduate programs, consult our graduate handbook.