Master of Arts in Spanish


General Degree Requirements

The MA degree in Spanish requires the completion of 32 credit hours beyond the BA degree. 

Of these hours, 20 must be in courses numbered 700 or above, including at least two seminars (i.e. SPAN 623, SPAN 831 or SPAN 832) that require research papers. Each individual plan of study may include up to 9 hours in related fields, with at least 23 hours of Spanish. These 23 hours must include advanced grammar and survey courses if their equivalents were not taken as undergraduate courses. The equivalent undergraduate courses must be approved by the Graduate Coordinator or Chair.

Degree requirements:

  • Total graduate credits – 32
  • Minimum graduate credits in Spanish – 23
  • Minimum credits at the 700-800 level – 20
  • Maximum credits at the 500-600 level – 12
  • Maximum credits in related fields – 9
  • Maximum credits in Directed Readings (SPAN 805) – 6
  • Maximum transfer credits – 6

Advanced Grammar Requirements

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.  This equivalent course must be approved by the Graduate Coordinator.

Related Fields

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 in a Spanish-speaking country.

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