Master of Arts in Spanish

The Master of Arts in Spanish is a 36-hour program that prepares students for doctoral study and for careers as instructors of Spanish in secondary and higher education. In addition, the program provides students with the skills necessary to enter the workforce as interpreters within various industries by providing a thorough foundation in practical fluency skills through cultural, linguistic, and literary training. The program does not require a thesis.

Students seeking admission to the graduate program in Spanish must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. A writing sample on a Spanish cultural topic that demonstrates advanced proficiency (5 double-spaced pages)
  6. A graded writing sample from an upper-level Spanish course

To be admitted into the program under regular graduate admission, applicants must have a 3.0 overall GPA.

The M.A. in Spanish requires a minimum of thirty-six hours of graduate credit, and the student may choose one of two degree plans.

Plan 1 - M.A. in Spanish

Master of Arts in Spanish
Specified Courses
SPAN 5332Spanish Golden Age Lit3
SPAN 5333Spanish/Am Lit: Pre-Eur to Ind3
SPAN 5334Contemp Spanish American Lit3
SPAN 5337Lit Analysis & Research Method3
SPAN 5338Second Lang Teaching & Method3
SPAN 5361The Structure of Spanish3
SPAN 5370History of Spanish Language3
SPAN 5371Contemporary Spanish Literat3
Restricted Electives
Select two of the following:6
Seminar in Selected Topics Literacy, Language, and Civilization 1
Special Topics in Spanish
Sem in Comp Spanish Art/Cultur
Hispanic Women's Studies
Spanish for Technical Comp
Theory/Pract of Trans/Interpet
Studies in Spanish Linguistics
Electives
Select 6 credit hours of all graduate courses in SPAN6
Total Hours36
1

Taken for graduate credit

Plan 2 - Master of Arts in Spanish

Master of Arts in Spanish
Specified Courses
SPAN 5332Spanish Golden Age Lit3
SPAN 5333Spanish/Am Lit: Pre-Eur to Ind3
SPAN 5334Contemp Spanish American Lit3
SPAN 5337Lit Analysis & Research Method3
SPAN 5338Second Lang Teaching & Method3
SPAN 5370History of Spanish Language3
SPAN 5371Contemporary Spanish Literat3
Restricted Electives in BESL
Select two of the following:6
Cur In Bilgl & Sec Lang Progs 1
Applied Linguistics in ESL/EFL Settings
Soc Cult Lang Infl On Learning
2nd Lang Acquisition & Develop
Restricted Electives in SPAN
Select two of the following:6
Seminar in Selected Topics Literacy, Language, and Civilization 1
Special Topics in Spanish
Sem in Comp Spanish Art/Cultur
Hispanic Women's Studies
Spanish for Technical Comp
Theory/Pract of Trans/Interpet
Studies in Spanish Linguistics
Electives
Select 6 credit hours of all graduate courses in SPAN6
Total Hours36
1

Taken for graduate credit