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Spanish, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (WUR) , TX,
Our M.A. in Spanish builds on the undergraduate degree and students are provided with added skills for advanced research and the analysis of literary and cultural texts from Hispanic America, Spain, Brazil and the U.S./Mexico border.


Our border location makes our graduate program an ideal one for in-depth study and comparative study of Spanish- speaking and bilingual cultural production. Our faculty consists of recognized scholars in Latin American, Spanish and Brazilian literatures and cultures, drama, popular culture, gender studies, border studies, among other fields. Our expertise in Mexican literature is highlighted by our annual Congreso de literatura mexicana contemporánea and by the publication of the internationally-recognized Revista de literatura mexicana contemporánea.

Students who have obtained our M.A. have gone on to study for the Ph.D. at prestigious universities, or have had successful careers as teachers at the high school or junior college levels, as well as in other professions in which familiarity with Spanish and Hispanic cultures is important; for example, international business, foreign cultural affairs, homeland security, public administration, non-profit organizations, tourism and entertainment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Spanish Literature to 1500
  • Golden Age Drama
  • Cervantes
  • 20th Century Spanish Literature
  • Spanish American Short Story
  • Spanish American Novel
  • One Course in Poetry
  • Premodernist & Modernist Poetry
  • Posmodernist & Contemporary Poetry
  • The Structure of Spanish
  • Spanish Historical Linguistics
  • Bilingualism

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Spanish or equivalent.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.00. Students seeking admission to the program who do not have a BA in Spanish must have at least 12 hours of advanced literature courses, such as survey courses in Spanish or Latin American literature.
  • While proficiency in Spanish is a requirement for the degree, this does not automatically qualify the applicant for admission to the program.

The application paquet should include:

  • the online application form;
  • three (3) letters of recommendation from people who can comment of the candidate’s academic background and potential as a graduate student;

Tuition Fee

  • International

    914 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 914 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    403 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 403 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for El Paso

  • 888 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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