Master of Arts in German at BGSU

Edgar Landgraf's picture
March 1, 2021
Ohio, United States
Subject Fields: 
German History / Studies, European History / Studies

MA in German at BGSU

BGSU’s MA in German is a two-year program that offers students the unique opportunity to spend the first year of study in Salzburg, Austria. Students on our program are also encouraged to complete internships while abroad. The practical component not only enhances your learning experience, it also helps our graduate students to find jobs in a wide variety of professions that require international expertise, intercultural communication skills, and proficiency in German language and culture. 


Our students carry out individualized research and are encouraged to examine different aspects of Germany, Austria, and/or Switzerland by using a wide array of interdisciplinary approaches through history, politics, culture, and/or the arts.  Experiential learning, language immersion, and the ability to pursue individualized research allow students to enhance and supplement their prior expertise.  


Program strengths and unique characteristics 

1. One year of linguistic and cultural immersion in Salzburg, Austria.

2. A wide range of internship opportunities in Salzburg, Austria.

3. Close working relationship with internationally-recognized active scholars. 

4. Flexibility of the program, allowing students to pursue individualized research.

5. Max Kade Writer-in-Residence Program

6. Preparation for a globalized world with increasing demand for proficiency in a foreign language and intercultural competence.


Admission Requirements

Students must have at least a minor in German (or 20 credit hours in German or equivalent experience in the language) with a GPA of 3.0 in German. 

To gain regular status admission, applicants must have a minimum 2.75 undergraduate cumulative GPA from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants with below a 2.75 may be considered for conditional admission status. 

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available for full-time students through graduate assistantships and tuition scholarships on a competitive basis. The amount of funding is primarily based upon the strength of the applicant’s undergraduate academic credentials. For more information, please contact the graduate coordinator. 

You will find more info about our program here:


How to Apply

Visit the BGSU Graduate College website 


Application deadline (w/ funding), Fall term: March 1, 2021

Application deadline (w/o funding), Fall term: July 15, 2021

Contact Info: 

Edgar Landgraf, Ph.D.

Graduate Coordinator

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