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Luso-Brazilian Literatures MA

What is Luso-Brazilian Literatures?

Literatures is designed not only to enhance a student’s reading, writing, speaking, researching, and listening skills, but to push the mental, psychological, and social boundaries in light of Luso-Brazilian world. From the realism of Machado de Assis to the modernism of Fernando Pessoa, Literatures expands the knowledge and the imagination through the exploration of novels, poetry, texts, theater, and cinema written by Portuguese authors.

Prerequisite Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Portuguese, Portuguese Teaching, or the equivalent
  • Previous experience teaching Portuguese preferred
  • Proficiency in a second foreign language; through 205 course level for Spanish (Intermediate High Level), or through 201 course level for other modern languages (Intermediate Mid Level). If not completed during undergraduate studies, this requirement may be fulfilled by Challenge Exam concurrently with MA program coursework no later than the third semester of study.
  • For teaching eligibility, complete a teaching methods course (PORT 377 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 Portuguese
  • GRE (required)
  • English Proficiency Exam

Program Requirements

  • Complete the required 27 credit hours of coursework and 6 project or thesis credit hours, totaling 33 credit hours
  • Teach at least one semester during the program
  • Complete a Specialty Exam which covers readings and coursework
  • Complete a project or thesis

Tuition Scholarships

  • Department tuition scholarships typically cover 50–80% of LDS tuition rates for courses in a student's Program of Study for the first two years.
  • Paid teaching assistantships are available.

For More Information, Contact:

Merrie Kay Ames, Graduate Program Manager – – 801-422-2196

Brian Price, Graduate Coordinator –

Erik Larson, Literatures Section Head –