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 cultures, Hispanic 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.