The MA degree in Spanish requires the completion of 32 credit hours beyond the BA degree, including at least two seminars (SPAN 623, SPAN 831 or SPAN 832) that require research papers. Of these hours, 20 must be in courses numbered 700 or above.
Each individual plan of study may include up to 9 hours of related fields and at least 23 hours of Spanish, including advanced grammar and survey classes if their equivalents were not taken as undergraduate courses.
Degree requirements at a glance:
A candidate for a degree must pass SPAN 526 or an equivalent course with a B or better at either the undergraduate or graduate level.
Related fields typically include another foreign language; art; anthropology; English, American and foreign literatures; Latin American history or geography. All related field courses must be approved by the chairperson of the department of MCLL or the graduate coordinator.
Special recommendation is made that MA candidates in Spanish earn a minimum of 4 hours of transferable credit in a university located in a Spanish-speaking country.