The Graduate "Handbook" describes the most essential aspects of graduate study in Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Kansas, as determined by Departmental policy and University regulations. In addition to its compilation of rules and guidelines, every graduate student should read the pertinent sections of the latest edition of the Graduate Catalog. The February 2016 version of the Graduate Handbook (pdf) is the most current edition, and is designed to be used as an online document, with links to the relevant pages in the Academic Catalog and University governance pages. An updated version will be posted when the M.A. and Ph.D. programs resume graduate admission and enrollment.