Modern Languages and Classics
    200 BB Comer Hall, Box 870246, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

German, MA
Specialty Area(s) Offered: German Linguistics/Philology, German Literature, German Studies
Program Director(s): Dr. Thomas Fox - GN-MA, (205) 348-2775
Application Contact: Dr. Carmen Mayer, (205) 348-9303
Dr. Douglas Lightfoot, (205) 348-6608
Jennifer Patterson, (205) 348-5054
Dr. Michael Picone, (205) 348-8473
Dr. Rasma Lazda, (205) 348-6954
Allow admission with permission to continue?    n/a   
Allow conditional language admission?   No  
Offer accelerated master’s program (AMP)?   Yes   Minimum GPA: 3.3
Test Score Waived: No

Admission Requirements
Item NameDescription
Application Fee
Please note that the graduate application fee is non-refundable.
Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose for the intended graduate program.
Resume / CV
Applicant's resume. (optional but recommended)
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation.
Please upload an unofficial transcript for any institution of higher education at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours. International applicants: please make sure that your transcript includes a grading schemes. All others: please include a grading scheme if your university does not use a letter-based (e.g. A, A-, B) grading scheme.
The minimum GPA to be considered: 3 (for regular admission), 2.5 (for admission with permission to continue).
Graduate Entrance Exam Scores
GRE score not required.
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
GRE: 300, MAT: 50th Percentile.
Test score is waived for previous graduate degree or work experience. (optional)
English Proficiency Test
Official English proficiency test score from TOEFL, IELTS or PTE – required for applicants whose first language is not English, unless they have a U.S. degree earned within three years (of enrolling in their graduate program) or have studied in the U.S. for two years immediately prior to enrolling here.
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.
Writing SampleA writing sample (about 10 pages) is required in the target language, showing competence in the language and analytical ability. For applicants applying to a dual-language program, we require writing samples in both languages.