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Romance Languages MA in Spanish

Course Overview

From the 36 required hours, at least 15 hours must come from the courses designated as core courses. At least two courses must come from the Peninsular section and two from the Spanish American section, and one from the section designated as “other areas.”

Students may declare a minor as part of the required 30 hours of coursework. Possible minors include, but are not limited to:


Reading Lists For the M. A. Exam in Spanish

To view the reading lists click here.


Thesis Option

Candidates for the Romance Languages MA in Spanish must complete 36 hours of coursework and are required to take comprehensive exams upon the completion of the required coursework. Students that select the thesis option must complete 30 hours of coursework with 6 hours of thesis credits.

M.A. Exam in Spanish

The Master’s examination is designed to test the students’ ability to demonstrate extensive knowledge of the assigned texts, apply critical skills in the analysis of those texts and organize and write coherent, substantial essays in Spanish. The Master’s examinations are written exams from the areas the student has chosen.

To view the core courses and electives that you can choose from please click here.

To view the exam procedures for the thesis option click here.


Non-Thesis Option

Candidates for the Romance Languages MA in Spanish must complete 36 hours of coursework and are required to take comprehensive exams upon the completion of the required coursework.

The Master’s examination is designed to test the students’ ability to demonstrate extensive knowledge of the assigned texts, apply critical skills in the analysis of those texts and organize and write coherent, substantial essays in Spanish. The Master’s examinations are written exams from the areas the student has chosen.

To view the core courses and electives that you can choose from please click here.

To view the exam procedures for the non-thesis option click here.