Graduate programs

The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers degree programs leading to the M.A. in World Language with a major in French, German, Japanese, or Spanish, and the M.A. in World Languages and Literatures, with a concentration in two world literatures and linguistics.

Admission requirements

Deutsche Sommerschule am Pazifik

World Language M.A.

World Languages and Literatures M.A.

Deutsche Sommerschule am Pazifik

Graduate credits earned in German through the Deutsche Sommerschule am Pazifik (DSaP) can be accepted as in-residence credit at Portland State University only if taken after formal admission to the M.A. in World Language program in German or the M.A. in World Languages and Literatures in German. Graduate credit earned at the DSaP prior to admission to either program is normally limited to 15 credits, in accordance with the University’s transfer regulations.

An M.A. degree in German earned solely by attendance at the Sommerschule normally entails four summers’ work plus thesis.