48 months
24450 USD/year
24450 USD/year
13500 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Acquire skills in the German language and encounter the diversity of German culture on this German program from Central Michigan University. Connect German with other fields, such as music, philosophy, science, and the world of business. Immerse yourself in German through extensive study abroad opportunities, including our Federation scholarship that funds a full year abroad.


Germany is a global powerhouse in science, technology, business, the arts and beyond. With more than 100 million native speakers worldwide, German is one of the 10 most spoken languages in the world and the second most commonly used in scientific research. Germans represent the largest ancestry group in the US; 1 in 6 Americans claims German heritage.

A major or minor in German gives you the skills to join the global conversation. In the classroom, you’ll gain a strong foundation in the language and culture of Germany. Beyond the classroom, in addition to extracurricular activities like Stammtisch Conversation Hour, you can immerse yourself in German culture and history by studying abroad in Berlin, Lüneburg or another German city for a summer, a semester or an entire year.

Careers & Outcomes

A German degree from Central Michigan University opens up countless career opportunities. Germany’s leadership in science, technology, arts, politics and economics means that there’s a high demand for professionals with German-language skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Intermediate German
  • Advanced German 
  • Modern German Literature in Translation
  • The Culture of the German Economy
  • The Culture of German Business
  • German Cultural History 
  • Survey of German Literature 
  • German Cultural History 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National Fall start : Rolling admission


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
  • If your GPA is at least 2.8, we will accept your application using the GPA you provide when you apply. 
  • If your GPA is below 2.8, a transcript is required. 

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We take several things into consideration when evaluating applications for admission, including GPA, test scores (optional) and academic improvement over time.
    • As part of the online application, you’ll need to pay a $40 application fee. If your family is experiencing financial hardship, speak to your high school guidance counselor to see whether you qualify for a fee waiver.
    • You may submit an unofficial transcript with your application, or ask your school counselor to submit your official transcript. We can provide an admission decision and merit scholarship with either one. Keep us updated with new transcripts at the end of each semester. It may mean an upgrade in your scholarship.
    • You don’t have to submit a test score in order to be admitted and earn a merit award.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24450 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    24450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24450 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Mount Pleasant

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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