Three names of the programs offered by GSS

At Waterloo, you will have a unique graduate experience where you: 

  • encounter language, linguistics, literature, and film – most university German programs offer courses in more than one of these areas, so your graduate training needs to reflect that 

  • bridge the gap between literature and applied linguistics 

  • learn how to be a reflective and insightful teacher 

  • discover the profession – how to conduct meaningful research and communicate it effectively, how to prepare for a university career, how to make a difference in your own students’ educations 

  • discover possibilities beyond a university career 

  • enjoy developing your talent and your curiosity 

  • contribute to knowledge 

The department's tight-knit community, the dual focus on linguistics and cultural studies, and the opportunity to teach alongside faculty have allowed me to hone my skills as an academic in a way that is both challenging and highly rewarding.

Myrto Provida, PhD German

Our department has developed three stimulating and challenging graduate programs that give students hands-on experience in teaching and research:

We support our students through teaching assistantships, University of Waterloo graduate scholarships, graduate bursaries, and research assistantships — see our Funding page for more information. We also offer moral support through our mentorship program: graduate studies can be challenging, so we make sure every student has access to a professor to whom they can go for academic, professional, and personal advice.