The M.A. program in Spanish is for those who wish to pursue advanced study beyond the B.A. so they can:
- Develop their Spanish language skills, enhance their knowledge of the culture and literature of the Spanish-speaking world;
- Strengthen their analytical and presentation skills;
- Gain a basic familiarity with Spanish linguistics;
- Acquire teaching experience and theoretical knowledge in the field of foreign language pedagogy through the rigorous training offered by the teaching practicum.
- Hold a baccalaureate degree in Spanish with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75
- Three letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose
- Oral proficiency interview (minimum score of Advanced Low)
Applications to the master's degree program in Spanish are accepted on a rolling basis.
The members of the graduate faculty are all established scholars in their areas of expertise and are actively involved in conducting research in topics related to Hispanic cultures, literatures and linguistics. Each MA. candidate has the opportunity to work under the direct supervision of a Spanish graduate faculty member as they develop a research topic that will reflect the scholarly insights and inspiration provided by Spanish faculty through their research and teaching.
All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.
Financial Aid Information
Paying for college is a vital part of the education process! it is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.
Tuition and Fees
Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.