College of Arts and Sciences

Germanic Studies

Ph.D. with Major in Germanic Linguistics and Philology

General Requirements for all Ph.D. majors and concentrations


  • Professional courses: G500 (3cr.)
  • Seminars (two required at IU): G825 or G835 (3-4 cr.)
  • Dissertation (G875/G885): Up to 20 hrs.
  • Outside minor:  Minimum of 12 hrs.

Reading proficiency in French. A substitution may be permitted; such a substitution should serve the candidate's major research interests.

Teaching. At least one year's service as an associate instructor. For detailed information on general degree requirements, please consult the University Graduate School web site.

Linguistics courses (12-14 cr.)
Any four from the following:
G532, G540, G548, G551, G558, G632, G635, G638, G639, G640, G601 (Introduction to to Old English), G655 (History of the English Language).

Literature courses (6 cr.)
Any two modern literature courses numbered 500 or above.
For more information, please see the Ph.D. Preliminary Examination for "Germanic Linguistics and Philology"

Germanic Studies
Global and International Studies Building 3103
355 North Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105
Phone: 812-855-1553
Fax: 812-855-8927