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German (MA)


German (MA)

Examine German culture, criticism, language and literature

From Kant to Mann to Merkel, dive into canonical texts or explore modern German culture and language. The flexible MA in German is ideal for both those who wish to pursue careers in translation, teaching or cultural institutions and for those who are preparing for an academic career.

The program may be completed in two years. Core courses are offered in the evenings, while most elective courses are offered in the afternoon/evening.

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Apply your skills citywide (and beyond)

As part of your service-learning experience, you’ll apply your linguistic expertise at sites across Chicago, such as the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest and DANK Haus, the German-American Cultural Center.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, though we encourage applicants to submit materials at least two months prior to the quarter in which you wish to enroll.

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, language proficiency test scores, letters of recommendation and a letter of application.

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Required Courses

You’ll take four core courses and eight electives taught in either German or English.

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of 2016 German MA graduates surveyed were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation

Study with engaged faculty

You’ll study with faculty like Associate Professor and Program Director Anna Souchuk, whose research and writing on Austrian and German literature have been published and presented widely. She also leads the Vienna study abroad program.

Alumni Network

Modern Languages alumni hold positions in teaching, higher education, government, social work, health care, and business, among other industries. With a network of over 8,900 master’s-level graduates in Chicago and beyond, DePaul’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers numerous opportunities to grow your professional and academic connections.

Scholarships & Aid

Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the fellowships, scholarships and grants available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission at (773) 325-7315 or

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