Spanish MA Graduate Program


  • 700-level literature and culture (12 credits)
  • Advanced language/linguistics (6 credits)
  • Spanish 701 or equivalent [History of Spanish language] (3 credits)
  • Spanish 720 or equivalent [Literary Analysis] (3 credits)
  • Electives (6 credits) [May include 3-credit MALLT 700 or equivalent Language Teaching Methods class required of TAs]

Additional requirements

  • Reading proficiency in 2nd Romance Language (2 semesters of classes or equivalent). Does NOT count toward 30 credits of M.A.
  • At least one college-level course in Spanish American or Spanish history. An appropriate course in the student’s previous college or graduate experience may suffice, but an appropriate course taken during the student’s enrollment in the Spanish M.A. Program may also suffice. The course may be taken pass/fail, satisfactory/unsatisfactory, or credit/non-credit. Does NOT count toward 30 credits of M.A.
  • Passing grade on the Comprehensive Final Exam (oral exam also required if deficiencies in written portion; student must retake [maximum of one {1} opportunity to retake and pass] if deficiencies on both written and oral). The examination, normally scheduled during the 12th week in each semester, is based on courses taken by the student and on the Department’s established reading list. The examination will contain questions on Spanish Peninsular Literature, Spanish-American Literature, Hispanic Linguistics, and other subject areas relevant to the student’s program.
  • Submission of portfolio of term papers and program evaluation (at time of Comprehensive Exam)


  1. A maximum of six (6) credits of 400-level course work is allowed to count for the degree.
  2. Graduate assistants must enroll in a minimum of six (6) credits per semester which count toward the degree.

Graduate Student Grievance Procedures

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