Prospective Students


Preference given to complete applicaitons for the fall semester are due January 30th. Other applications will be judged on a rolling basis.

Applications for the spring semester are due September 30th.


Application forms and instructions are found at the Graduate Admissions Web page.

Application Requirements

  • All undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant's work
  • A statement of purpose, indicating the applicant's current academic interests and long-term goals
  • A writing sample 1,500-2,000 words in length, demonstrating the applicant's abilities as a literary critic.
  • TOEFL required for international students
  • Completed application and fee as per the School of Graduate Studies.

  • Please note that the GRE is not required. Contact the Graduate Program Director for more information.

    In the case of a financial hardship, please contact the Graduate Director for a fee waiver.

Programs of Study

Doctor of Philosophy Degree in German Literature

Master of Arts Degree in German Literature

Master of Arts in Teaching German