Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate degrees offered
- M.A.; Ph.D.
A specialization is a well-defined area of study that will appear on your transcript with your degree and major. Specializations are optional in most UNL programs.Specializations
- German (M.A. only)
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: steps to admission.
Required by Modern Languages and Literatures in GAMES
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Entrance exam(s): None
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Writing sample and voice recording in target language
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.See department's application checklist for more specific information about these required materials.
Application Deadlines for Modern Languages and Literatures
|Fall: February 1 Spring: October 1|
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers graduate degrees with specializations in German, French, and Spanish. The program allows for combining broad courses in literature, specialized seminars, interdisciplinary or supportive work in other fields, languages, and research.
Graduate assistants hone their teaching skills in a seminar on methodology and by working closely with course coordinators. The department hosts research conferences and participates in university programs such as the digital texts initiative, Latin American studies, and study abroad.
As a department housing many languages, it is possible for graduate students to teach in more than one language and to do significant advanced study in the literature of a second foreign language which may lead to a minor in a second language at the M.A. level or a Ph.D. dissertation with a multinational focus.
Some online courses are available in this program.
Courses and MoreStudents in Modern Languages and Literatures are most likely to take courses in:Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.
Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.
Faculty and research
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