MA: Fellowships in German, University of Arkansas (01.02.2021)

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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 for the M.A. program in Modern Languages with a concentration in German. Our literature and cultures-focused program is ideal for students who intend to continue on to a Ph.D. program, pursue language teaching, or to explore careers in government and the private sector. We offer a comprehensive curriculum, ranging from epoch and genre surveys to courses on Germany and the Holocaust, German cinema, migrant narratives, and German-language comics. While at the U of A, we also encourage students to explore their individual interests in faculty-guided independent studies. With a low student-faculty ratio, our dedicated and professionally-active faculty are able to work closely with students to offer support and mentoring, especially to first generation students.


In our program, we stress both research and teaching skills. Our students teach language classes as part of our thriving undergraduate program with over sixty majors, including students in the International Engineering Program as well as international studies, business, music, and history. Students are offered teaching assistantships with funding for two years, with the opportunity to teach two sections of beginning or intermediate German per semester. In collaboration with faculty and in specific coursework, students have the chance to explore teaching techniques and develop their own approaches in the classroom. In addition to their stipend, student teaching assistants receive remission of tuition and fees and may apply for available summer teaching.


We invite interested candidates to learn more about our program at our website ( or to write to the German program Graduate Advisor, Dr. Brett Sterling (


Application deadline: February 1, 2021.

Notification of admission by mid-March 2021.

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