Admissions

Requirements for admission into MA program in Spanish

  1. BA in Spanish. Applicants with no prior Spanish BA but with equivalent background and/or experience must petition the Spanish and Portuguese program in writing explaining why they feel prepared to undertake an MA in Spanish. 
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale as an upper-division student.
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended and/or from which you received a degree.
  4. GRE scores.
  5. Statement of purpose (in English) indicating your background, areas of academic interest, teaching experience (if any), and why you are applying to our program.
  6. Writing sample in Spanish. The writing sample should be your original work. Ideally, your writing sample will be consistent with your academic interest in our program (linguistics and/or literature/culture studies).
  7. International students whose native language is not English: TOEFL scores of 80 or higher in internet-based test (IBTOEFL) or 550 or higher on paper-based test.

Requirements for admission into Ph.D. program in Spanish

  1. MA in Spanish. Applicants with no prior Spanish MA but with equivalent background and/or experience must petition the Spanish and Portuguese program in writing explaining why they feel prepared to undertake a Ph.D. in Spanish.
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale as an MA student.
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended and/or from which you received a degree.
  4. GRE scores.
  5. Statement of purpose (in English) indicating your background, areas of academic interest, teaching experience (if any), and why you are applying to our program.
  6. Writing sample in Spanish. The writing sample should be your original work. Ideally, your writing sample will be consistent with your specific academic interest in our program (linguistics or literature/culture studies).
  7.  International students whose native language is not English: TOEFL scores of 80 or higher in internet-based test (IBTOEFL) or 550 or higher on paper-based test.

For all applicants:

Note that completed applications need to be approved by the Spanish faculty and the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies.

For additional information and instructions on how to submit an online departmental application to the Spanish MA or PhD program, please see the Graduate Studies Information Page.
 

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