Basic Degree Information/Description
The Master of Arts Degree in Spanish offers the Student the opportunity for an in-depth view of Hispanic literatures, cultures, and language. The program underscores the unity of the Hispanic world rather than its national components. Elective course in linguistics offer an opportunity to further the student’s grasp of the Spanish language in its geographical, cultural, and social variations.
Degree Requirements and Specific Deadlines
- The minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree, exclusive of coursework or other study required to remove admission deficiencies, is 36.
- For a complete list of degree requirements please see the Graduate Catalog.
Admission Requirements and Prerequisites
- Required Degree: A B.A. degree in Spanish or related area.
- Other Degree Requirements: Applicants are expected to have 12 or more upper-division hours in Hispanic cultures, literatures, or linguistics and a mastery of oral and written skills in Spanish in an academic register. Upper-division grammar, oral communication, and language skills courses may not be included in this requirement. A grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required in undergraduate upper-division coursework in Spanish.
| Required Degree
| Other Degree Requirements
||12 or more upper-division hours in Hispanic cultures, literatures, or linguistics and a mastery of oral and written skills in Spanish in an academic register. Upper-division grammar, oral communication, and language skills courses may not be included in this requirement.
| General University Requirements
||Must meet university wide requirements.
||A completed a Graduate School application.
||Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
| Resume or Curriculum Vitae
| Letters of Recommendation
||At least two academic letters of recommendation which address the candidate's potential for research and suitability for graduate-level work.
| Statement of Purpose
||A one- to two-page statement written in Spanish describing the objectives of proposed graduate study.
| Test Scores
| Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America.
- An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
- Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
- Foreign Credentials Service of America in Austin, TX is the only accepted evaluation agency. They can be reached at (512) 459-8429, firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at https://www.foreigncredentials.org/our-services/apply-now/.
- If you need a request form, please visit the FCSA website to access the form here.
| International Applicants
||Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
- IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
- TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
||Applicants who do not meet University-wide requirements for unconditional admission may be admitted conditionally if scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), letters of recommendation, and/or previous work in the field provide evidence of academic potential.