Masters in Spanish

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers the M.A. with a major in Spanish.  Students specialize in one of three concentrations:  Hispanic literatures and culturesHispanic linguistics, and The Teaching of Spanish.

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 students to pursue work a the PhD level in Spanish or in other disciplines.

The Teaching of Spanish: The MA concentration in the Teaching of Spanish offers preparation for students interested in teaching at high schools or elementary school teaching or other non-academic careers that require advanced professional university education in Spanish beyond the B.A. 

Alumni

Our alumni have gone on to exciting careers around the world in a wide variety of industries. Browse below to see what you can do with your degree.

Maite Correa
M.A.
Spanish Hispanic Linguistics
2003
Ph.D.
Second Language Acquisition and Teaching
2008
Academic Director at INTO and Associate Professor
INTO CSU and Colorado State University
Kimberly L. Geeslin
M.A.
Spanish Linguistics
1995
Ph.D.
Second Language Acquisition and Teaching
1999
Professor of Spanish
Indiana University
Kenneth Goodman
B.A.
Education (Spanish)
1961
M.A.
Spanish
1964
Foreign Service Officer
Department of State
Katherine Medina
B.A.
Spanish
2016
B.A.
Law
2016
M.A.
Spanish
2018