Graduate Studies in German

In 1915, Middlebury founded the German School, the first of its foreign language immersion programs, and in 1959 students from the College first ventured to study abroad in Mainz. Through the decades to the present day, Middlebury has committed itself to giving its graduate students the richest possible immersion experience in German language and culture, as well as one of the most rigorous and rewarding courses of study available anywhere.

The MA will allow you to focus on a variety of topics, including German culture, history, literature, art, theater, politics, economics, and linguistics. To meet the challenges of the classroom, you will be supported by the Language Pledge—an agreement you make to communicate only in German for the duration of your program. The Pledge creates a total immersion environment, enabling you to make remarkable gains in fluency and cultural understanding. You may choose to earn your MA in a single year, by combining one summer in Vermont with an academic year in Mainz or Potsdam, or by studying for four summers on the Middlebury campus in Vermont.

The German School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College

Mailing address
German School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Tina Ellison, Coordinator