M.A. Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
Either a thesis or a non-thesis program may be selected; 30 total graduate semester credits are required for the thesis program and 36 total graduate semester credits for the non-thesis.
All candidates must take MCLG 501, Introduction to Research Methods and Textual Criticism, in the first semester of graduate study. In addition, candidates must take, at any time during their course of graduate study, a minimum of one course in the MCLG/ENLT 522 Comparative Literature offerings. Graduate students are expected to enroll in all graduate level courses offered in their respective languages and must take a minimum of 15 credits in the major language area. For the thesis option, a maximum of 6 credits is allowed for the thesis, and there is a 3-credit elective.
For requirements concerning examinations, theses and professional papers see the graduate adviser and department statement. Each degree candidate must arrange a program of study with the section's Graduate Advisor before beginning course work for the degree. All graduate candidates are expected to engage in some teaching.
- Application Materials and Deadline
The application deadline is March 1 (postmarked) for fall semester or later with departmental permission. Applications received after this deadline will be evaluated on a space available basis.
Instructions for applying to the Graduate School are in the Applying for Admission section on this web site.
In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures also requires:
- A letter of intent in the foreign language.
- Minimum GRE scores 50th percentile or above in verbal and analytical.
- The Foreign Languages & Literatures department does not accept GRE scores that are more than 5 years old.
- A writing sample in the foreign language such as an academic paper, corrected by a professor.
- A writing sample in English.
- Proof of oral proficiency.
- Program Requirements for Admission
Incoming graduate students are expected to possess an undergraduate degree in German studies or strengths equivalent to those required for a major.
Those with an undergraduate minor may have provisional admission, pending completion of compensatory courses.
- Assistantship Application
A letter requesting consideration for a teaching assistantship should accompany the graduate application.
- International Students
The TOEFL exam can substitute for the GRE.
See information in the International Admission section on this web site.
- Please check out http://life.umt.edu/grad/name/modernclassical for more information regarding our graduate programs and
Teaching assistantships are available to some qualified applicants who have been admitted to the M.A. program. Applicants for assistantships are considered on the basis of knowledge and skills in the language area as well as scholarship and potential to undertake advanced study and research. Teaching assistants are responsible for a first-year language class. In addition to a wage, teaching assistants receive a waiver of the tuition fee (out-of-state or in-state) and the registration fee. Other fees charged by the University are not included in the TA fee waiver package. Teaching assistants are required to register for nine credits that apply to their M.A. program each semester.