2018-2019 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Germanic Languages

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Germanic Languages


APPLYING

After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 15, 2017

Admission Limited to

Fall, Winter, Spring

Exams & GRE Types

GRE: General

Letters of Recommendation

3, from professors who may provide an evaluation of the applicant's accomplishments or potential in research and related scholarly activities

UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit one writing sample of no more than 10 pages in German or English, and a statement of purpose.

M.A.: Although a degree in German, Germanic linguistics, or linguistics with a minor in German is preferred, the department accepts applicants with a variety of undergraduate backgrounds. Applicants with deficiencies in undergraduate preparation are considered but if admitted are required to take remedial courses, as recommended by the graduate adviser.

Ph.D.: Ph.D.: Applicants interested in a Ph.D. in Germanic Languages are not required to have completed the master's degree in order to be considered for admission. If admitted to the Ph.D. without a master's degree, students are required to complete the UCLA M.A. degree in Germanic Languages while proceeding towards the Ph.D. Also acceptable are European degrees such as German or Austrian Staatsexam, a German or Austrian Magister, or a Swiss Lizenziat. A German Zwischenprüfung is not acceptable.

Applicants with an M.A. in fields other than German (for example, in Comparative Literature or in Linguistics) are required to pass the written part of the M.A. comprehensive examination in German or Scandinavian, as applicable, within three quarters after admission to the department.

Program Name

Germanic Languages

Leading to the degree of

M.A., Ph.D.

Major Code

0411

Address

212 Royce Hall
Box 951539
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1539

Phone

(310) 825-3955

Email

allen@humnet.ucla.edu

Website

www.germanic.ucla.edu