German Studies, 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 credits of coursework, 6 credits of MA thesis research (GERS799), and the thesis with oral defense. The non-thesis option requires 24 credits of coursework, 6 credits of Colloquium in German Studies credits (GERS699), and a mini-thesis with oral presentation.

Course Title Credits
German courses at the 600-800 level18
Thesis or Non-Thesis Requirements12
Master's Thesis Research
Pass an oral defense
Colloquium in German Studies
Total Credits30

All Teaching Assistants are required to take GERS618 for one credit. This course counts towards the total credits required.