What will I study in this field?

Starting with an intermediate background in German, a wide range of graduate programs enable you to focus on German Literature , German Culture, German Linguistics, or teaching German. You can focus primarily in German, or do comparative study between German and any other languages.

What do German specialists do in the Army?

Most serve as Foreign Area Officers (Functional Area 48), serving as attachés, security assistance officers, staff advisors on military affairs and operations, and liaison officers to foreign militaries. Many will have the opportunity to teach German at West Point.

What kinds of Master's Degree predominate in the field?

MA in German Language and Literature, MA in German Linguistics, MA in German Studies

What kinds of professionals study in a typical German program?

Most graduate students are studying toward a Ph.D. with the intent of teaching at the University level. Others may be studying for an MA, in order to serve with a government agency like the State Department or an Intelligence agency.

Top German Programs for Army Officers:

  • Middlebury College
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Ohio State
  • University of Texas - Austin
West Point faculty members have attended graduate school through the Army. As a result, they`re familiar with most American universities and would be happy to advise you on this discipline as you consider your options. Feel free to give them a call at: (845)938-5281 or (845)938-0041. When you do so, make sure to identify yourself as a CSP-GRADSO holder.

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