Our Academic Programs


1432 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison WI 53706
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Program contact: Mark Mears
Phone: 608-262-6764
Fax: 608-262-7949
Email: mkmears@wisc.edu or German@letsci.wisc.edu

Face-to-Face Evening/weekend1 Online2 Hybrid3 Accelerated4 Add'l assistantship and/or enrollment policy5
Admitting Degree(s):

About the German Program

The Department of German's graduate program is one of the largest and oldest in the country, recognized for its comprehensive coverage of German studies and the thorough preparation of candidates for its graduate degrees. The department is consistently among the most highly rated in the country, has a strong international reputation, and is near the top of the list of North American institutions in number of total graduate degrees granted in German.

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Graduate School Guide

Faculty listings, program overview, minimum degree requirements and satisfactory progress information.

Program Profile

Program statistical information on admissions, enrollment, student funding, and degrees.

Additional Policy

Financial support is competitive. The applications deadline for financial support is January 15. Graduate applicants admitted to the program are eligible for a limited number of comprehensive multi-year financial guarantees. In addition to university fellowships, the department may award a small number of Distinguished Fellowships, and offers an unusually large and varied number of teaching and project assistantships.

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1 These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

2 These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.

3 These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

4 These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.

5 Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed above for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.