Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages


The Master's degree program in German Studies is an integrated program that introduces students to a range of approaches including cultural studies, literary studies, global studies, film studies, language studies and teaching German as a foreign language. An ideal foundation for advanced graduate studies, the Master’s program is also well suited for those teaching in the K-12 system as part of their continuing education. Outreach and co-curricular aspects of the program may also open opportunities for positions in academic or professional contexts. The M.A. in German Studies allows each student to develop an individually tailored program with a variable distribution of coursework, selected from courses with a focus on language studies and literature/cultural studies, as well as courses in related fields, in accordance with faculty expertise both within and outside the German program, and upon approval of the student’s advisor.