Programs - MA, Joint MA, PhD

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We want you to have a different kind of 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.

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

We support out students through teaching assistantships, University of Waterloo graduate scholarships, graduate bursaries, and research assistantships. We also offer moral support through our mentorship program - grad 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.