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The Department of Global Studies does not offer any graduate degrees directly but we work closely with several affiliated and related graduate programs at UWM that allow students to earn advanced degrees in global languages, literatures, and linguistics.

Both the French and the Global Studies majors also have accelerated programs that provide a five-year pathway to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. These programs are open to undergraduates who have not reached junior standing yet and more information is available in the undergraduate section of our website.

Graduate programs at UWM that are related to one or more of the undergraduate degrees in the Department of Global Studies include:

  • the Master’s in Language, Literature, and Translation (MALLT);
  • the Master’s in Translation and Interpreting Studies;
  • the Master’s in Spanish;
  • the Master’s and PhD programs in Linguistics; and
  • the Master’s in Sustainable Peacebuilding.

The MA in Language, Literature, and Translation is an interdisciplinary graduate program that encourages the study of language and literature on a cross-cultural basis, as an integrated field of inquiry, with concentrations in Comparative Literature, French, German, Linguistics, Spanish, and Translation; students can pursue single or double concentrations.

The MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies is ideal for students interested in careers as a translator or interpreter and has tracks for students working in French, German, Russian, and Spanish.

The MA in Spanish offers students coursework in Latin American Literature, Spanish Peninsular Literature, and Hispanic Linguistics. 

UWM’s Department of Linguistics offers a Master’s in Linguistics; a Master’s in TESOL and Applied Linguistics; and a PhD in Linguistics.

The Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding (MSP) is a transdisciplinary degree blending coursework and fieldwork focusing on a range of complex global and local challenges.

Both the MALLT degree and the MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies offer a coordinated degree program allowing students to simultaneously pursue an MA and Master’s of Library and Information Science. The MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies also offers a coordinated degree with a Master’s of Business Administration.

Contact Us

Prospective Graduates

Questions regarding the application or the application process should be directed to the UWM Graduate School at or 414-229-6569.

Current Graduates

Questions about research opportunities, department funding opportunities, or issues specific to the discipline should be directed to Global Studies.

Campus Resources

UWM offers a wide range of on-campus resources, such as academic support and mental health resources. Students also find community within our student centers.

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