The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers the M.A. with a major in Spanish. Students specialize in one of two concentrations: Hispanic literatures and cultures or Hispanic linguistics.
Hispanic Literatures and Cultures Concentration
The MA concentration in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures provides students with a comprehensive overview of the fields of Hispanic literatures and Hispanic cultures and prepares the student to pursue work at the PhD level in Spanish or in other disciplines.
Hispanic Linguistics Concentration
The MA concentration in Hispanic Linguistics provides training in Spanish Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Sociolinguistics, Heritage Language Research and Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition, and Pragmatics. This concentration will prepare the student to pursue work a the PhD level in Spanish or in other disciplines.