University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Duke University Graduate Program in German Studies

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We seek applicants who demonstrate academic excellence, and we welcome applicants from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds. A Bachelor's degree or the equivalent is required, generally in German Studies or a related field.

The program has a single admissions process that will ensure that incoming students matriculate fully at both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Duke University.

To apply, click here:

Application deadline: December 8

The first public-private joint venture in German graduate education in the nation.

The Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies represents an innovative response to far-reaching changes in humanities education and research in the United States today.

News and Announcements

Carolina-Duke first PhD Graduate

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Emma Woelk, who entered the program in 2010, will be our very first Carolina-Duke German Studies student to receive her PhD at May Commencement. Emma graduated from Vassar College in 2008 with a bachelor’s in German studies. After graduation, she spent a year in Berlin as a Fulbright Fellow,…
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Berlin's evolution in the 25 years since the fall of the wall

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Be sure to read the latest issue of the Herald – Sun, where our very own Carolina-Duke Ph.D. graduate student, Erik Grell served as a guest columnist and wrote a great piece about Berlin’s evolution in the 25 years since fall of the Wall. Congratulations Erik on a fantastic…
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The Coalition of Women in German Conference

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WIG 2014 Panel: Translation and Gender Paper Title: Dissonant Chords: Translation as Activism Presenters: Michelle Eley (NC State), Corinna Kahnke (Duke University), Steffen Kaupp (Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies), and Priscilla Layne (UNC-Chapel Hill) Summary: At the end of October 2014, Michelle Eley (NC State), Corinna Kahnke (Duke…
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