German Literature and Language, Master of Arts (M.A.)

Thesis option: 30 credits
Non-thesis option: 30 credits

The M.A. degree program offers both a thesis and non-thesis option. For the thesis option, the student must complete 24 hours of coursework, the thesis with oral defense and a written comprehensive examination. The non-thesis option requires 30 hours of coursework, a mini-thesis with oral defense and a written comprehensive examination. For both options the comprehensives consist of two three-hour examinations based on the coursework and the M.A. reading list.

Course Title Credits
GERM620Methods of German Literary Studies I: Theory3
German courses at the 600-800 level15
Thesis or Non-Thesis Requirements12
Thesis:
Electives
Master's Thesis Research
Pass an oral defense and a written Master's comprehensive exam
Non-Thesis:
Electives
Written Master's comprehensive exam
Total Credits30