Graduate studies in German are housed within the Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies and explores German literary history, literary genres, authors, and cultural contexts.

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Office of Graduate Admissions
Bendetson Hall
Medford, MA 02155
(617) 627-3395

M.A. in German

The Department offers a Master of Arts in German designed to prepare students for doctoral work in German or to provide career enhancement for fields such as international business or law, media and communications, and library science.

M.A. in German with a Teaching Licensure

The department also offers a Master of Arts in German with a Teaching Certification in conjunction with the education department. The degree is designed to prepare highly qualified secondary school teachers.

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Gregory Carleton
Professor and Department Chair
Ph.D. , University of Michigan
Twentieth-Century Russian Literature and Culture
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Markus Wilczek
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D. , John Hopkins University
Seventeenth to twenty-first century German literature in its European context
Gloria Ascher
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Yale University
German literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth century
Daniel Brown
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Brown University
German Drama
Sol Gittleman
Ph.D. , University of Michigan
Earlier Twentieth Century, Yiddish Literature, National Socialism, American Baseball History
Paul North
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Northwestern University
Post-enlightenment German literature and critical thought

Application Deadline

Fall: March 1
Round 2 for Fall Enrollment: May 15
Spring: October 15

Application Requirements

> Application fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal statement
> Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable
> Transcripts
> Three Letters of recommendation

For more information, visit the Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies.

For questions about this program, including scholarships and assistantships, please contact Assistant Professor Annie Pfeifer.

Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies
Olin Center, 180 Packard Ave.
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Tel: 617-627-3442
Fax: 617-627-3945