College of Arts and Sciences
ECOT 311, 530 UCB
University of Colorado, 478UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
In Germany, Austria, Switzerland and many other European countries, it is a strongly held conviction that a doctorate demonstrates intellectual independence, superior research and writing skills, the perseverance and ingenuity to complete an original piece of scholarship and deep familiarity with a different culture. These qualities are equally valuable in the twentyfirst century American economy, and indeed in the global marketplace.
The interdisciplinary PhD program in German at CUBoulder provides intensive and personalized mentoring, directed reading advice and clinics devoted to dissertation and conferencepaper writing, digital and archival research, oral presentation and interview preparation. The program strongly emphasizes interdisciplinary work within a secondary concentration area of the student's choice, and includes one year spent abroad at CU-Boulder's partner universities of Göttingen and Regensburg or at other leading institutions in the Germanspeaking world. A wide range of graduatelevel course offerings is designed to ensure content coverage and to move research projects into publishable scholarship. The expanded graduate faculty includes scholars in disciplines such as political science, comparative literature, Jewish studies, business and library science.
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999