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Spanish (M.A.)

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

Admission 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.

Admission Prerequisites:

 Required Degree Bachelor's 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.
Application Requirements:
 General University Requirements Must meet university wide requirements.
 Application A completed a Graduate School application.
 Transcripts Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
 Resume or Curriculum Vitae Not required.
 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 Not required.
 Evaluation of Foreign Credentials All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. citizens (Domestic), or permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit an evaluation from an approved Foreign Credential Agency of transcripts from all foreign institutions attended. If official transcripts are used in the foreign credential evaluation, the official transcript requirement will be considered met. However, if unofficial documents are used in the foreign credential evaluation, final official transcripts must be sent to UTSA.
  • An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
  • The Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA) is a private corporation that provides evaluations of foreign school credentials. The application is available at: Application for Credentials Evaluation.
 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.
 Other 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.

Contact Information

Graduate Advisor of Record: Melissa Wallace, Ph.D.                                                                                                                                                                             
Email Address: melissa.wallace@utsa.edu
Telephone: (210) 458-5217

Degree Catalog Link: http://catalog.utsa.edu/graduate/liberalfinearts/modernlanguagesliteratures/

Degree Website: http://colfa.utsa.edu/modern-languages/ma