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A terminal, stand-alone Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Spanish is only offered to self-supporting students.
The program of study for the Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Spanish incorporates an en-route M.A. in Spanish for those students entering the program with a B.A. degree. Please see the page describing the Ph.D. in Spanish for full details.
The requirements for the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree are outlined in The Graduate Record and include:
- Thirty credits of courses at the 5200 level or above, at least twelve of which must be at the 7000 level or above; none of the thirty credit hours may be derived from non-topical research.
- SPAN 7220 (History of the Language) and SPAN 8210 (Teaching Foreign Languages) are required courses.
- Completion of the comprehensive written examinations and a one-hour oral examination based exclusively on the departmental M.A. reading list.
- The written and oral examinations are based exclusively on the departmental M.A. reading list.
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M.A. Reading List
The M.A. Reading List contains a minimal list of readings in Spanish and Latin American literature for M.A. candidates.
For students who entered the program in Fall 2019 and after, please click here to download the SPAN MA Reading List - August 2019.