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Master of Arts in German

Admission Criteria

  • Fall deadline: First preference given to applications received by February 15.
  • The first deadline for applications to the German program is January 15. Applications received by this first deadline may be eligible for additional university-level grants.
  • Applications received between January 15 and February 15 will be welcomed.
  • Applications received after February 15 will only be reviewed as spaces become available in the program. Please contact the department for further information.
  • Applications to begin Spring semester are not encouraged. Assistantships are typically not available for graduate students beginning Spring semester.
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Undergraduate major in German or equivalent 

Note: The department reserves the right to evaluate the work presented for admission and to determine how the student may make up for background deficiencies.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 80 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 550 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the German Program

  • Departmental application
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Admission Contact Information

Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Seth Howes

Administrative Assistant
Olivia Cordray
451 Strickland
Columbia, MO 65211