The Department of Germanic Studies seeks to admit outstanding students who have completed a B.A. or M.A., and who show potential for successful work at the graduate level.
Students with a B.A. may apply to the M.A. program or directly to the Ph.D. program. We encourage students who are interested in continuing to the Ph.D. after the M.A. to apply directly to the Ph.D. program. (Such students will earn an M.A. after two years in the program and will be able to continue to the Ph.D. without reapplying.)
Students with an M.A. may apply for the Ph.D. program.