NYU’s re-envisioned M.A. in German Thought and Literature provides students with the opportunity to deepen their study of literature, critical theory, philosophy, aesthetics, psychoanalysis, and media theory. The program is specifically tailored to students attracted to German thought and literature from other fields, or who are still in the process of learning the German language. Students can expect to explore their intellectual interests in graduate seminars alongside Ph.D. students while also improving their language skills as a prerequisite for any serious scholarly work with German texts. M.A. students are fully integrated into the graduate community and encouraged to take part proactively in departmental programming and other social and intellectual activities.
The M.A. in German Thought and Literature is a rewarding stand-alone program while also offering an excellent steppingstone to Ph.D. programs in German and related disciplines. Students may concentrate their electives towards Certificate Programs such as Poetics & Theory or Museum Studies or develop a focus in Public Humanities.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with members of our faculty by email if you would like to discuss your interests and suitability for the program. For general questions contact the Director of Graduate Studies.
See the Graduate Student Handbook for details about the program.For information on applying visit GSAS Admissions.
Funding. The M.A. is a paid program of study. The Department encourages students to explore external funding alternatives and to pursue the following initiatives available through NYU:
GSAS Diversity Funding Programs
GSAS Master's Opportunities