Take your studies to the next level
The Department of Languages, Culture and Communication offers a Master of Arts in Hispanic studies that will enhance your career options or equip you with the research skills and advanced knowledge you’ll need to enter a doctoral program.
The Master of Arts in Hispanic studies is offered in a traditional face-to-face seminar, as well as through Zoom for students living in other parts of the world.
Master of Arts in Hispanic Studies
The Master of Arts in Hispanic studies offers thesis and non-thesis tracks.
The thesis option is encouraged for those who plan to pursue a doctoral degree and requires the following:
- HSP 500, 505, 510 and 515 or 520 and 590
- 12 hours of electives
- 6 credit hours for thesis research, writing and defense
The non-thesis option includes a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of graduate work. Requirements include:
- HSP 500, 505, 510, 515 or 520
- 24 hours of electives
Applicants for the Master of Arts in Hispanic studies must meet the following requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, Latin American studies or a related field
- An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- 12 hours of advanced undergraduate work (300-level or above) completed in Spanish to document academic proficiency in the language
- Two letters of recommendation from former professors