About the Program

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The UC Davis German Department provides its graduate students with a solid basis of erudition while encouraging innovative and multidisciplinary pursuits. Our students often combine the doctoral program in German Literature with interdisciplinary Designated Emphases in Classics and Classical Receptions, Critical Theory, Feminist Theory and Research, and Second Language Acquisition. The rigorous yet flexible M.A. and Ph.D. programs offer in-depth specialization in theoretical and historical problems pertaining to German literature and thought, as well as a track designed for those interested primarily in linguistics. The approximate time to degree is 2 years for M.A. students and 5 for Ph.D. students.

Degree Type
Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Degrees Offered
M.A. Plan I
M.A. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B
Lead Dean

College of Letters and Science

Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
Priority: Jan 15, 2023
General: Apr 1, 2023
Space Available: May 1, 2023
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2023
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2023

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Maria Ruby
(530) 752-2239 |

Graduate Program Chair

Department Chair
Jenny Kaminer

Graduate Program Chair
Sven-Erik Rose

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
Sven-Erik Rose
German & Russian

Graduate Studies Contacts

Internal Fellowship Analyst
Heidi West
(530) 754-9473 |

External Fellowship Analyst
Yvette Garcia