Application to the M.A. Program

All candidates applying for admission need to register on the electronic GradWeb System and submit the following:

  • Graduate Teaching Application Form: this form is found in the online application. Please log in to GradWeb, start a new application, download a copy of the form, and upload the completed document into the application. 
  • Statement of Purpose: submit a statement of 1-2 pages presenting your academic background, intellectual and literary interests, and reasons for pursuing graduate study in German at the University of Oregon.
  • Writing Sample: submit a writing sample of 10-12 pages of your best scholarly writing, preferably in the field of German Studies (written in English or German)
  • Language Proficiency: submit an audio file of your spoken German of about 3-5 minutes.
  • Official Transcript: forward an official transcript of all college-level work to date or the equivalent, if your university does not issue official trancript.
  • Recommendations: have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted by scholars familiar with your work (We prefer that letters be uploaded electronically by the recommenders, but they may also be sent via mail).
  • TOEFL Score: all applicants whose native language is not English must supply results of either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The department requires a TOEFL score of at least 233 (computer) or 88 (internet) or an IELTS overall score of 7.0
  • C1 Exam Score: all applicants whose native language is not German must supply the result of the C1 Exam administered by the Goethe-Institut. The department requires a C1 score of Befriedigend (3) or better. If not included by the application deadline, this score must be supplied by August 15 prior to enrollment

Please submit by mail all official transcripts (except University of Oregon) from all the institutions where you have earned a degree to:

Office of the Registrar
5257 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403, USA

Note: All materials are due by January 15 for students applying to enter the following fall. The Graduate Committee of the department will evaluate each file and notify applicants of the results by April 1. The M.A. Program is designed for two academic years, starting in the fall. Award of a Graduate Employee teaching position (= GEship) is for one academic year at a time. Renewal depends upon ongoing departmental evaluation of course work, teaching success, and available funding. GE support for the M.A. is limited to two academic years.