The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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  • About Us

    UMass Amherst has a proud tradition of research and undergraduate/graduate teaching (B.A., M.A., & PhD) in German & Scandinavian Studies. Our interdisciplinary strengths include: Black German Studies; Cultural Studies; Film Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies; German-Jewish Studies; GDR & DEFA Film Studies; Holocaust Studies; Intellectual History; Medieval Studies; Minority Studies; STEM German; Theater and Performance Studies; Transnationalism; and Turkish German Studies.

  • Major in German

    Our undergraduate program is structured to set the study of the Germanic languages and their literatures within the contexts of their respective cultures, including their historical, economic, political, philosophical, and cultural aspects. Strong interdisciplinary ties with other departments are encouraged, including STEM fields.

  • iSTEP: international Science Technology and Engineering Programs

    iSTEP combines students' interests in German and STEM fields. With iSTEP students can take STEM-German language courses and participate in international education opportunities.

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  • LLC and COVID-19

    LLC is committed to doing all we can to provide a healthy environment for everyone in our classrooms and hallways.

    Please visit for the latest information on the university's COVID-19 response, including a helpful set of FAQs.

    Important information for international students is found on IPO's website, here:


Ph.D. Candidate Tiarra Cooper Awarded 2022 Sharon Abramson Research Grant for the Study of the Holocaust

April 04, 2022

Ph.D. candidate Tiarra Cooper was awarded the 2022 Sharon Abramson Research Grant for the Study of the Holocaust from the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University to support...

Ph.D. Candidate Karolina Hicke Presents Research for the German Literature Archive Marbach

March 30, 2022

On March 30th, German Studies Ph.D. candidate Karolina Hicke gave a research presentation as part of the Online-Mittwochsseminar of the German Literature Archive in Marbach. Her presentation, ...

Ph.D. Candidate Tiarra Cooper Awarded 2022-23 Research Associate Position with the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center

March 25, 2022

German Studies Ph.D. candidate Tiarra Cooper was awarded a Research Associate position with the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center for the academic year 2022-2023....

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Student Profile

Nina Listopadzki '21

Hallo! My name is Nina Listopadzki, and I’m in my seventh semester at UMass Amherst. I am double-majoring in Biochemistry + Molecular Biology and German, and am on the Pre-Med track.

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