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Students gain advanced knowledge of German literature, from the Middle Ages to the present, as well as linguistics and the theoretical and historical problems pertaining to German literature and thought. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in German.


Program Address

Department of German
210 Sproul Hall
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-2239
(530) 752-2184

Program Type

Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Lead Dean: 
College of Letters and Science
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Jan 15, 2020
Apr 1, 2020
Space Available: 
May 1, 2020
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2020
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2020

Degrees Offered

M.A. Plan I
M.A. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B

Admission Requirements


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Department Chair
  • German & Russian
  • 10/01/2015

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: Primary Contact
  • Comparative Literature
  • 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2019
  • Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
  • German & Russian
  • 01/05/2018 to 08/31/2021

Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies

Internal Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies

External Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies