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Hispanic Linguistics MA

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Interested in our MA programs?

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Prerequisites for Candidates

  • Bachelor’s degree in Spanish or other subject. If in another subject, you must have Spanish courses equal to our Spanish minor. Additional information may be obtained from the Linguistics Section Head or from the Graduate Coordinator.
  • Proficiency in a second foreign language; through 205 course level for Portuguese (Intermediate High), through 201 level for other modern languages (Intermediate Mid-level). If not completed during undergraduate studies, this requirement may be fulfilled by challenge exam, or concurrently with MA program coursework no later than the third semester of study.
  • For teaching eligibility, complete a teaching methods class (SPAN 376 or equivalent). If not completed during undergraduate studies, this requirement may be fulfilled concurrently with MA program coursework in the first semester of study.
  • Strong academic writing skills and a capacity to conduct independent research.
  • Strong language skills in Spanish.
  • GRE required

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete the required 27 hours of coursework and 6 project or thesis hours, totaling 33 credit hours.
  • Students must teach at least one semester during their program of study.
  • Complete a specialty exam which covers readings and coursework.
  • Completion of a project or thesis.

Scholarships/Student Instructorships

  • The Department of Spanish and Portuguese typically provides scholarships for 50-80% of LDS tuition for required classes.
  • Paid student instructorships are available.

For More Information, Contact:

Merrie Kay Ames, Graduate Program Manager ~

Brian Price, Graduate Coordinator ~

Lynn Williams, Linguistics Section Head ~