STIP: M.A. in German Studies and Higher Education Administration at Washington University in St. Louis (01.01.2020)

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The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Washington University invites applications for its MA program in German Studies and Higher Education Administration (HEA) for the 2020-2021 academic year. 


This innovative program offers qualified students with a strong background in German the opportunity to combine advanced study of German language, literature, and culture with coursework in HEA.  In its fusion of discipline-specific postgraduate study with practical career-oriented preparation in a rapidly growing area of higher education, the program enables students to develop new career paths while further developing their knowledge of German language, literature and culture.  We seek for this program top students who have completed advanced undergraduate coursework in German and who are looking for creative alternatives to the conventional Ph.D. track in the graduate study of German.


Program Requirements

The M.A. in German Studies and Higher Education Administration requires 24 graduate-level units in German language and culture and 15 units of HEA courses and relevant coursework in psychology, statistics, education, business, social work, non-profit management and other disciplines.  Courses will be supplemented by internships with academic and administrative units on the Washington University campus and with other higher education institutions in North American or the German-speaking world.  In the final semester of coursework, the student will complete a capstone project.


The German Department at Washington University in St. Louis

The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Washington University in St. Louis offers MA students in German Studies and Higher Education Administration the ideal blend of intellectual engagement and professional preparation. We have a strong research-active German faculty with a proven history of university leadership, experience in the areas of undergraduate and graduate education, and a network of national and international relationships.  Students also have the opportunity to take coursework in a variety of disciplines related to HEA with renowned Washington University faculty and administrators.


Admission Criteria, Application Procedures and Financial Support

Admission is based on prior academic experience, ability, promise of achievement, and commitment to advanced study.  Applicants should possess a B.A. (or equivalent) with German as either a major or minor.  Additionally, they should demonstrate advanced proficiency in German, facility with writing in English, and interest in HEA.  Candidates will need to submit an application, statement of purpose, writing sample (English or German), three letters of recommendation, transcripts of prior academic work, and TOEFL scores for international applicants who have not studied for at least one year at an English-speaking institution.


Students admitted to the program will receive full tuition remission and a small stipend.


To apply to the program, please go to: for applications is January 1.


For more information about the program, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Gerhild Williams (

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