INTERDISCIPLINARY GERMAN STUDIES IN THE DIGITAL AGE
The German Studies program at Michigan State University offers both the MA and the PhD, and both degree programs provide a solid grounding in the core disciplinary areas of literature, culture, and language studies in a unique course of study that integrates digital humanities approaches into coursework, teaching, and research opportunities. The faculty members in our program embrace an integrated vision of language and cultural studies that prepares students for careers in academia and beyond. Our close-knit program ensures that students receive personalized mentoring in teaching and research as well as in exploring various career options.
The German faculty members are recognized nationally and internationally for their scholarship, and students benefit from the faculty’s active involvement with interdisciplinary programs across campus, including Digital Humanities, Second Language Studies, Global Studies, Jewish Studies, Gender Studies, and more. For more information on our areas of expertise, please see the individual faculty profiles.
For more information about graduate studies in German at MSU, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Prof. Matthew Handelman firstname.lastname@example.org.
PhD in German Studies
We are especially excited about our streamlined PhD program, which allows students to pursue innovative, interdisciplinary work across the humanities. The recently reconfigured German Studies PhD trains students for a variety of 21st-century careers by responding to the transformative role of modern technologies in the production, dissemination, and analysis of language and cultural knowledge. Our PhD program sets itself apart through a combination of innovative technology, media, and digital humanities perspectives and unique learning, teaching, and other pre-professional opportunities. Students may enhance their German Studies degree with Graduate Certificates in Digital Humanities, Museum Studies, or College Foreign Language Teaching.