STIP: Call for Applicants to the Ohio State Graduate Program in German Studies (15.1.2021)

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by May Mergenthaler

Application deadline: January 15, 2021

The Ohio State Graduate Program in Germanic Languages and Literature invites applications for the M.A. and Ph.D. for the 2020-2021 academic year.


Our Program:

The graduate program in German at Ohio State is home to more than 10 faculty members with expertise from medieval studies to contemporary film. Special strengths include: ecocriticism, narrative theory, second language acquisition, German-Jewish studies, 19th-century intellectual history, law and literature, Romanticism, gender studies, paleography, aesthetics of recognition, transcultural literature, avant-garde visual traditions. As a department, we are committed to both the core of the German tradition and interdisciplinary work.


In addition to several conferences each year, we host a series of distinguished speakers, visiting students and scholars, and actively collaborate with living artists, writers, and filmmakers. The result is a lively intellectual community in which our graduate students can explore the latest developments in German Studies.


Careful mentoring and small classes ensure that our students are supported through the graduate program, from coursework through the dissertation. We are proud of our academic placement record and actively support students who seek opportunities outside the academy.



In the most recent NRC ranking, our program was rated #1 for students based on financial aid and completion rates. New graduate students are guaranteed funding for a minimum of six years. These competitive funding packages are composed of health insurance, tuition and fee waivers, and teaching fellowships. In addition, we provide funding for conference participation, research abroad, and summer study.


Opportunities at OSU and abroad:

OSU is home to a thriving German program, with more than 1,000 undergraduate students enrolling in German courses every year. This means our graduate students have ample opportunity to teach at different levels, including advanced courses of their own design. Thanks to international partnerships, our students also have the option to pursue study and research abroad as part of their course of study.



The Ohio State University welcomes students from across the world with strong academic records and an established interest in German studies. Applicants must possess a BA or international equivalent and must be proficient in both English and German.


For more information, visit or contact our graduate secretary, Natascha Miller (, or the director of graduate studies, Professor Paul Reitter (




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