MAGES/Ph.D. in German
CGES and the Department of German offer a joint course of study leading to a MAGES/Ph.D. in German. Dual degree students save roughly one year of taking course work by pursuing the two degrees simultaneously, while still receiving full preparation in both their discipline and regional studies.
The curriculum includes a total of three years (66 credits) of course work drawn from the MAGES program and the Department of German. This dual program is designed for students who aspire to doctoral study in German and wish to complement their inquiry with a broader understanding of the economies, cultures, history, politics and international relations of contemporary Germany and Europe. At the Ph.D. level, students direct their studies in one of two field concentrations: Literary and Cultural Studies or Linguistic and Cultural Studies.
Candidates complete all requirements for both the Ph.D. in German and the MAGES degree requirements with the following variations:
- MAGES free elective course work must be comprised of required courses from the Department of German.
- Students must pass the MAGES second foreign language examination prior to taking departmental comprehensive examinations.
Students who are interested in this program may either apply to both degree programs jointly, or may apply for the Ph.D. portion of the program during their first year of study in the MAGES program. Applicants must complete all application procedures and fulfill all entrance requirements for the MAGES program. Applicants must also submit a separate application packet for the German program according to the guidelines set out by the Department of German. Application requirements for the German program can be found on the Department of German’s website.