Germanic Studies M.A.

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Students pursuing a graduate degree in Germanic Studies should refer to the requirements in the University Graduate School Academic Bulletin. Your Bulletin year corresponds to the year you were admitted to your degree program.

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Germanic Studies M.A. information

For official degree requirements, you must consult with the Graduate School Bulletin. The information below is not the official record.

Degree requirements

Credits: 30 hours (minimum of 21 credit hours must be in German)


  • Literature (one German course numbered 500 or above) (3 hrs.)
  • Linguistics (one from G532, G540, G548, G551, G558, G632, G635, G638, G639, and G640) (3 hrs.)
  • One colloquium (G625) or seminar at Indiana University (G825, G835) (3/4 hrs.)
  • At least nine additional hours in Germanic Studies (9 hrs.)
  • Eleven to twelve additional hours*
    *Up to nine of which may be taken in related areas such as history, political science, comparative literature, and linguistics, and all of which may be taken in Germanic Studies.

Language: Reading proficiency in an additional foreign language, preferably French.

Please note: Students must also complete the M.A. project, a limited scholarly investigation.

Learn more about the M.A. project