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Program/Degree
Spanish (MA) 
Program Description

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers the M.A. with a major in Spanish.  Students specialize in one of three concentrations:  Hispanic literatures and culturesHispanic linguistics, and The Teaching of Spanish.

Hispanic Literatures and Cultures Concentration: The MA degree in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures provides students with a comprehensive overview of the fields of Hispanic literatures and Hispanic cultures and prepares the student to pursue work at the PhD level in Spanish or in other disciplines.

Hispanic Linguistics Concentration: The MA degree in Hispanic Linguistics provides training in Spanish Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Sociolinguistics, Heritage Language Research and Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition, and Pragmatics. This concentration will  prepare the students to pursue work a the PhD level in Spanish or in other disciplines.

The Teaching of Spanish: The MA concentration in the Teaching of Spanish offers preparation for students interested in teaching at high schools or elementary school teaching or other non-academic careers that require advanced professional university education in Spanish beyond the B.A. 

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Spanish & Portuguese -

Thank you for your interest in the University of Arizona's Department of Spanish & Portuguese. The department offers programs leading to the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees with a major in Spanish.  For those students in other departments, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers doctoral minors in Spanish.

Admission to all graduate programs requires the completion of a bachelor's degree with a major in the proposed field of study. Admission to the doctoral program in Spanish is dependent upon the completion of a Master of Arts degree in Spanish at the University of Arizona or elsewhere.

For questions regarding the graduate programs, please contact either the Director of Graduate Studies or the Administrative Associate of the Graduate Studies Program.

 
College
College of Humanities  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Isela J Gonzales-Cook
520-621-3125
Graduate Program Coordinator
Isela J Gonzales-Cook
520-621-3125
Director of Graduate Studies
Sonia Colina
520-621-3798
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Kristi Renee Davenport
520-626-1930
 
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Prerequisite: The applicant must hold, or anticipate completing by the time of admission, a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or the equivalent degree from a university outside the U.S. and have a minimum grade-point average of 3.3 on a 4-point scale overall; and to have a minimum grade-point average of 3.4 on a 4-point scale in Spanish.

Hispanic literatures and cultures: The applicant is expected to have a minimum of 15 semester hours of Hispanic literature and culture courses at the advanced level and one advanced Spanish grammar and composition course or the equivalent of the undergraduate major in Hispanic literature and culture at the University of Arizona.

Hispanic linguistics: The applicant is expected to have a minimum of one advanced Spanish grammar course and one advanced Spanish conversation and composition course; to have a minimum of 9 semester hours in areas including Spanish phonetics and pronunciation, advanced Spanish syntax, and general linguistic theory or their equivalent

The Teaching of Spanish: The applicant is expected to have a minimum of 15 semester hours of Spanish courses at the advanced level and one advanced Spanish grammar and composition course or the equivalent of the undergraduate major in Spanish, Education or related field.

 
Standardized Tests

Acceptable English Proficiency Test:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Minimum score of 79iBT or 550PBT
International English Langauge Testing System (IELTS) - Minimum composite score of 7, with no subject area below a 6
Pearson PTE Academic - Minimum score of 60

http://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/requirements/international-applicants

 

 
Financial Aid

Please visit the following websites regarding Financial Resource Information.

http://grad.arizona.edu/funding

http://spanish.arizona.edu/graduate/financial-support

 
Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: January 5
  • Spring: August 1

International Applicants:

  • Fall: January 5
  • Spring: August 1
 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Hispanic literatures and cultures: Upon entering the program, the student establishes his/her degree study program in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies.  The student is required to complete a minimum of 33 graduate units, as follows:

(1) An equal number of units in Spanish literatures and cultures (15 units in each area)
(2) A 3-unit Introduction to Hispanic Studies taken in the first semester of residence.
(3) Graduate Assistant Positions (GAs) in Spanish and Portuguese are required to complete a language teaching methodology course (SPAN-581A) before or during their first semester of classroom teaching.  The methodology course may count for one of the courses in either Spanish or Spanish American literatures and cultures.
(4) Courses in Brazilian literature and culture may count for courses for Latin American Literatures and Cultures.

In addition, the student must take a comprehensive written examination in the field of Hispanic literatures and cultures upon completion of all course work.

 

Hispanic linguistics: Upon entering the program, the student establishes his/her degree study program in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies.  The student is required to complete a minimum of 30 graduate units in Hispanic Linguistics distributed as follows:

(1) 27 units in Hispanic Linguistics distributed according to the following program of study.
(2) A 3-unit Introduction to Hispanic Studies taken in the first semester of residence.
(3) Graduate Assistant Positions (GAs) in Spanish and Portuguese are required to complete a language teaching methodology course (SPAN-581A) before or during their first semester of classroom teaching.  This course counts as one of the student’s requirements in Second Language Theories and Applications.

In addition, the student must pass a comprehensive written examination in the field of Hispanic linguistics taken upon completion of all course work.

 

The Teaching of Spanish: Upon entering the program, the student establishes his/her degree study program in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies.  The student is required to complete a minimum of 33 graduate units, as follows:

(1) 15 units in Language Teaching Methodologies, Second Langauge Acquistion, and Technology Enhanced Language Learning.
(2) 15 units (3 in each area, selected in consultation with the Graduate Advisor) in Spanish Linguistics, Spanish Peninsular or Latin American Literature, Spanish Peninsular or Latin American Cultural Studies, Advanced Languae Course, and Translation Studies.
(3) A 3-unit Introduction to Hispanic Studies taken in the first year of residence.
(4) Graduate Assistant Appointments (GAs) in Spanish and Portuguese are required to complete a language teaching methodology course (SPAN-581A) before or during their first semester of classroom teaching.  The methodology course may count for one of the courses in the specialization.

In addition, the student must take a comprehensive written examination upon completion of all course work.

 
Minor Requirements

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Student Handbook
http://spanish.arizona.edu/graduate/graduate-handbook  
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Last revised 08 Dec 2017