German and Slavic Studies
Head: Stephan Jaeger
Campus Address/General Office: 326 Fletcher Argue Building
Telephone: 204-474-9151
Fax: 204-474-7601
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German and Slavic Studies Program Information

The department offers programs of study leading to the Master of Arts degree in the fields of German Language and Literature and Slavic Languages and Literatures. Programs must be arranged in consultation with the Graduate Chair of the department.

Supplemental Regulations

Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and students should consult unit supplemental regulations for these specific regulations on the Graduate Studies website at

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulation Section of this Calendar. Students with other degrees or backgrounds may be eligible for admission to a pre-Master’s program to the satisfaction of the department.

Pre-Master’s Year

Students without a four-year degree or without an undergraduate major in the discipline to be studied must complete a pre-Master’s year as approved by the chair of the appropriate graduate studies committee or their delegate before they can enter the Master’s program. This year is intended to bring the student’s standing to approximately the level of a four-year degree with a major in the appropriate discipline. It will normally consist of 24 credit hours of coursework, of which at least 12 are in the major discipline. At most, one grade of "C+" in a course of six credit hours, or two grades of "C+" in courses of three credit hours, will be permitted.

Application Deadlines

Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation (if applicable) by the date indicated in the following table:


Start Date





May 1

February 1



September 1

June 1

Program Requirements

Students fulfil the requirements for the Master’s degree by doing a combination of coursework and thesis. A minimum of 15 credit hours of coursework is required, including GRMN 7200 / SLAV 7200, GRMN 7210 / SLAV 7210, and 3 other credit hours at the 7000 level in the student’s major discipline. The remaining 6 credit hours, designated as ancillary credit, may be taken at the 7000, 4000, 3000 (or in exceptional circumstances the 2000) level and may be in courses in the student’s major discipline, or in another program or department, at the discretion of the chair of the Graduate Studies Committee. A thesis prospectus must be submitted to the candidate’s M.A. advisor a minimum of two months before the thesis is submitted to the M.A. Committee.

Students for the M.A. in German who received credit for the course GRMN 4200 have already fulfilled the requirement for GRMN 7200; they replace GRMN 7200 with 3 other credit hours on the 7000 level. Students for the M.A. in German who received credit for the course GRMN 4210 have already fulfilled the requirement for GRMN 7210; they replace GRMN 7210 with 3 other credit hours on the 7000 level.

All students must complete GRAD 7500 Academic Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours). Students newly admitted to a graduate program must successfully complete this course within the first term of registration, unless the course has been completed previously.

Expected Time to Graduate: 2 years. See 4.4.7 Time in Program.