Spanish (MA)

The Master of Arts in Spanish serves individuals who seek a greater understanding of Spanish language, literatures and cultures, and who seek career and professional advancement opportunities in education, translation, applied language (Business Spanish), and who contemplate pursuing a Ph.D. in fields such as Hispanic literature, linguistics, translation studies, intercultural communication, or international studies. The M.A. in Spanish provides a rich variety of graduate coursework in a major world language that is becoming increasingly important in the United States. The program builds on a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum and consists of two concentrations: 1. Language, Literature and Culture (LLC), and 2. Translating and Translation Studies (TTS). Students in either concentration may take either: (1) 30 credit hours of elective courses or (2) 24 credit hours of elective courses plus a master's thesis (6 credit hours). FUNDING -- The Department of Languages and Culture Studies usually has four Research/Teaching Assistantships. Assistantships for the Fall semester are usually assigned shortly after the end of March. For the Spring semester, assistantships are assigned by the end of September. The assistantships give students $8000 (eight thousand) dollars per semester in exchange for 20 hours a week of work. If you receive an assistantship, you can also be nominated for the Master's Merit Award, which will provide you with an additional $4000 for each academic year over two years. Assistantships do not include tuition waiver. -- Whether or not you receive an assistantship, the Graduate Director can also nominate you for the Graduate School Tuition Support Grant ($2000) if you're admitted by the end of March or earlier. -- Please note that to maximize access to the funding opportunities described above, new students have to be admitted for Fall by the end of March or earlier. *******************************************************************************************************

Program Director

Dr. Monica Rodriguez
704-687-8486