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:
- MA in German - a one-year MA program that has thesis and non-thesis options
- Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies - a two-year MA program that is operated jointly with the Universität Mannheim
- PhD in German - a PhD program that equips you for careers in academe and beyond
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.