BGSU’s German M.A. program is a two-year program in which most students spend their first year of graduate study in Salzburg , Austria and the second at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
The M.A. degree in German will allow you to pursue a wide variety of career options.
With the new emphasis on foreign language education in a globalized economy, teaching German as a foreign language in high school or college is one important career option.
An M.A. in German has many applications aside from teaching. More and more corporations are looking for graduates with a solid background in the liberal arts and foreign language skills. Our graduates have found jobs with large international corporations, with banks, and with local businesses. We have also placed graduates in government positions where knowledge of a foreign language is required. Some graduates have returned to Germany or Austria and found employment with foreign companies.
A small number of our graduates continue into a Ph.D. program. Our graduates have placed into programs at Georgetown, Johns Hopkins University, University of Michigan, University of Illinois at Chicago, etc.).
Almost every year a number of graduates return to Germany or Austria on Fulbright fellowships to teach English as a foreign language in a secondary school.
For more information on the BGSU’s German M.A. program, please visit our graduate program page.