University of Southern California

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences



University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA 90007

United States


(213) 740-2311

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.;, Ph.D.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The graduate literature program helps students develop their analytical skills by dealing critically with literary, philosophical, and cultural texts and traditions. The ability to interact with German-speaking nations on political, economic and cultural levels requires a thorough familiarity with the countries' traditions and their literary heritage. Students in the literature program are exposed to all literary periods but must concentrate on two. The department offers an alternate Ph.D. program in German linguistics, which involves complementary training in German literature and linguistics. It encompasses the analysis of language in historical and contemporary texts, including dialects and other types of spoken and written German.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial Aid is available Federal Student Loans. Applicants may apply by completing the FAFSA and applying code 001328. Several scholarships also available.

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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