The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Spanish. The department offers graduate students the opportunity to take classes from experts in the fields of pedagogy, linguistics, culture, and literature. Our alumni have gone on to personally and professionally rewarding positions in education, business, social and health services, and academia.
A student applying to a master's program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
To be considered for this program, you must meet the following requirements.
You must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work.
You also must have an undergraduate major in the intended language (Spanish). You may still be admitted to the program if you don’t meet this requirement, but you will be expected to take additional coursework. Courses will not apply to the 33 credits necessary for the M.A. degree.
Submit a personal statement that describes your:
Include a photocopy of a paper from an advanced undergraduate course in Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Literary Studies, or Cultural Studies. Applicants with an undergraduate degree from a Spanish-speaking university may submit a writing sample in English or Spanish. All others should submit the writing sample in Spanish.
Have two letters of recommendation that address your academic training, language ability, and potential to succeed at graduate study.
One letter should preferably be written by a professor or instructor familiar with your academic work.
Letters must be on letterhead and uploaded directly by the evaluators.
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The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
Graduate assistants receive
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from contiguous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
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