Graduate Spanish Studies: How to Apply

Application for Graduate Degree: Fall 2015

Applicants should complete and submit their applications on time and in accordance with the following admissions guidelines. (Please see below for the application deadline dates). This procedure lessens the chance of late or misplaced supporting documents and gives applicants more control over the entire process.

January 15, 2015: Priority deadline for application for Fall 2015 admittance

Application Checklist

Package for the Graduate School

Package for the Spanish Division of CMLL

  • A completed CMLL Graduate & TA Application
  • Unofficial TOEFL/IELTS scores or GRE scores*
  • Official copies of transcripts from all previously-attended universities
  • Statement of Purpose (300-500 words in Spanish): State the reasons why you are applying to this program, including a) your experience with the Spanish language, b) your experience with Hispanic cultures and literatures and c) their relationship to your future plans
  • Two letters of recommendations (at least one should be from a university professor)
  • Brief curriculum vitae (1-2 pages)
  • Academic writing sample in Spanish (8-10 pages)

Mail completed application package to:

Domestic applications:
Liz Hildebrand, Domestic Graduate Applications
Texas Tech University
Box 42071
Lubbock, TX 79409-2071, USA
Fax: 806.742.3306


International applications:
Carla Burrus, International Graduate Applications
Texas Tech University
Box 42071
Lubbock, TX 79409-2071
Fax: 806.742.3306


* International students do not submit GRE scores. The requirement is the completion of one of the Texas Tech University-approved English exams with a score of:
50 on a TOEFL paper exam
213 on a TOEFL computer exam
79 on a TOEFL internet exam
6.5 on the IELTS

If the student has a degree from a U.S. university, the TOEFL and/or IELTS may be waived.

For more information on admission requirements contact:

Liz Hildebrand, Advisor