Combining the study of German literature, art, and culture with intellectual history and critical thought, this program offers a cutting edge graduate education while sustaining a wide range of innovative approaches and comparative analyses.

Program Description

The Graduate Program of German Studies offers an intensive and advanced curriculum for students who wish to pursue careers in higher education, research, and the public humanities.  Our internationally acclaimed faculty is committed to innovative research in German literature, arts, culture, and philosophy from the 12th to the 21st century, and to comparative and cross-disciplinary studies with other languages and cultures. You’ll be part of a vibrant intellectual community of scholars and graduate students and receive a thorough background in language pedagogy and teaching.


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Degree Types

  • M.A. (Master of Arts)
  • M.A.T (Masters in the Art of Teaching)
  • Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Campus Locations

College Ave Campus - New Brunswick

Admission Deadlines

For best consideration apply by these dates

The graduate program in German Studies recommends applying by the dates listed below
M.A./M.A.T./Ph.D.: January 15

Application Type US Applicants Non-US Applicants Merit-Based Aid
Ph.D. January 15 January 15 January 15
MA January 15 January 15 January 15
M.A.T January 15 January 15 January 15