Five-year Joint Masters in Italian, German & European Studies
Joint MAGES/Undergraduate Degrees
In conjunction with the BMW Center for German and European Studies, the Italian Department offers a five-year AB/MAGES program for Italian majors who plan to pursue an education in international affairs at the graduate level.
Third-year students who have maintained an honors academic average (3.5 cumulative GPA) are eligible to apply. Candidates for these joint degree programs must complete all requirements for the respective undergraduate program as well as for the MAGES degree. Candidates matriculate fully into the MAGES program in their senior year and receive the Undergraduate and MAGES degrees simultaneously upon completion of two years of coursework. Appropriately selected MAGES elective coursework will be accepted in fulfillment of undergraduate divisional requirements and free electives.
Students seriously considering an AB/MAGES program are encouraged to select their junior year divisional courses in consultation with the Director of the MAGES program. Students interested in exploring this joint degree should be in contact with Dr. Serafina Hager, Chair of the Italian Department.
Joint Undergraduate/MAGES Program applicants must complete all application procedures and fulfill all entrance requirements for the MAGES program with the following variations:
Applicants are exempt from submitting scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
Each applicant must be interviewed by the Director of the MAGES program (except those studying abroad)
If studying abroad, students should contact MAGES before departure.
AB/MAGES Applications, which can be obtained from the MAGES website, must be submitted to Dr. Laura Benedetti, Chair of the Italian Department for endorsement, which will be contingent upon the student’s completion of the College general education requirements as well as satisfactory progress in the major. Approval from the College Dean’s Office is also required. The application requires a letter of support from the Italian Department Chair.
Students who are interested in this program should strongly consider declaring an undergraduate minor in Economics, Government, History, or European Studies Certificate for greatest flexibility in course selection.
6 required courses (RCs)
3 interdisciplinary electives (IEs) selected from three of the five disciplines: Cultural Studies, Comparative Politics, Economics, History and International Relations.
7 free electives
Note: A maximum of two courses applied toward the Italian Major may also count for the MAGES degree.
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