Missouri State University

Modern & Classical Languages (MCL)

Study group enjoys outdoors

Why study German at Missouri State University?

  • Our well-educated, expert faculty provide you with a learning experience that can sharpen your speaking, writing and conversation skills.
  • Smaller class sizes mean you get to know your teachers – many of whom hold PhDs – and can get focused, one-on-one attention from them.
  • Knowing German can help you land exciting jobs in a variety of fields.
  • Studying a foreign language will prepare you to pursue graduate studies.
  • Missouri State offers you many opportunities for study away, service learning and internships so you can practice speaking German in real-world situations.

Developing your language, research and problem solving skills

The German degree at Missouri State University is a liberal arts program that focuses on developing a thorough understanding of the language, your speaking and writing ability, your research skills and your ability to problem solve. With this program, you will develop a broad, global perspective on the German language. This flexible degree also allows you to tailor the program to your specific interests and goals through elective coursework and the addition of a minor.

If you’re interested in teaching, the program allows its majors to teach mini-lessons during coursework, so you get experience and practice teaching German.