Accelerated Master Degree Program in Spanish

Acceptance to our graduate programs is highly competitive. However, if you are a junior, your cumulative average in the Spanish major is at least 3.5, and you are ready for the challenge of completing graduate coursework in Spanish, this program is for you. The program allows you to graduate with your MS just one year after you obtain your BS by counting two 400+ graduate courses twice, as one 400+ graduate course is already required for the major. In the accelerated MS program, you are free to follow the literature/cultural studies track, the linguistics track, or to combine them.

Professors Alejandro Yarza and Ronald Leow, Directors of Graduate Studies in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, invite you to apply to the joint A.B./M.S. program in Spanish Literature & Culture or Spanish Linguistics. Students can apply online here.

  • The program should first be discussed with faculty advisers and either Dr. Yarza (Literature and Culture) or Dr. Leow (Linguistics). Upon completion of the application, students should obtain a dean’s signature. They should submit a letter to the Director of Graduate Studies along with the Graduate School application and three letters of recommendation to the Graduate School.
  • The Department reviews the application and sends its decision to the Graduate School. Applications are reviewed in the same fashion as all graduate applications.
  • The Graduate School gives final approval and notifies the student of the decision.

For information on requirements, course offerings, and other details please see the Graduate School Bulletin and the Graduate School Catalog.