STIP: Graduate Study (M.A.) at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (01.02.2020)

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Graduate Study (M.A.) at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville


The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Arkansas is currently accepting applications from candidates for the M.A. program in Modern Languages with a concentration in German. With a focus on the German-language literatures and cultures, the program provides a solid preparation for students who intend to go on for the Ph.D., enabling them to compete successfully at prestigious universities. Its comprehensive curriculum—ranging from epoch and genre surveys to courses on Germany and the Holocaust, migrant narratives, and German comics—also provides a sound base for career opportunities in education, government, and in a corporate environment. A low student-faculty ratio allows our dedicated, professionally-active faculty to offer students support and mentoring.


The program stresses both research and teaching skills. The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers teaching assistantships with funding for two years, contingent upon satisfactory teaching evaluations and progress toward the degree. Teaching assistants generally teach two sections of beginning or intermediate German per semester under the close supervision of faculty. Two courses in pedagogical methodology, an orientation before each fall semester, and frequent monitoring provide for superior professional preparation. Assistants receive remission of tuition and fees in addition to their stipend and may apply for available summer teaching. Additionally, the University of Arkansas is a certified testing site for the Goethe Institut’s internationally-recognized language examinations. All M.A. candidates will take the Goethe Institut C1 exam upon completion of the program.


Admission to the program requires a Bachelor of Arts degree or the equivalent from an accredited institution with suitable preparation in both language and literature. Graduate assistantship applications should preferably be submitted by February 1 for the most favorable consideration, but they are accepted as long as vacancies exist. The Graduate School requires that international students score a minimum of 79 on the TOEFL for admission and 26 on the TOEFL speaking and writing sub-tests to qualify for an assistantship. The German program requires either an oral interview or a recording of the candidate’s spoken German, a writing sample in German, statement of purpose, and three letters of recommendation.


More information about the application process is available on our website:


Please direct any questions you may have to the German program Graduate Advisor, Dr. Brett Sterling (


Application deadline: February 1, 2020.

Notification of admission by mid-March 2020.

Redaktion: Constanze Baum – Lukas Büsse – Mark-Georg Dehrmann – Nils Gelker – Markus Malo – Alexander Nebrig – Johannes Schmidt

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