12 months
17982 USD/year
17982 USD/year
9648 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts degree in Spanish from Kent State University provides advanced education in Spanish, which integrates the language, linguistics, literature and culture of Spain and Latin America and the latest methodologies in the teaching of Spanish.

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The Spanish major comprises the following concentrations:

  • The Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy concentration is intended primarily for students who wish to teach in elementary and secondary schools or beginning and intermediate levels of post-secondary study, and to increase their effectiveness as teachers.
  • The Languages, Literature and Culture concentration is intended for those who wish to increase their knowledge of literature and culture along with their command of the language for various purposes. Applications to the Languages, Literature and Culture concentration are not being accepted at this time.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this Spanish program from Kent State University will be able to:

  • Communicate in Spanish at advanced mid or higher proficiency level as measured by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview Test and ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test
  • Demonstrate skills in the analysis of Spanish Peninsular, Latin American or Hispanic culture, literature and language
  • Demonstrate an ability to carry out and present research projects in their respective concentration areas
  • Demonstrate specialized knowledge and skills in their respective concentration area

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Hispanic Culture
  • Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation
  • Approaches to Literature and Culture
  • Teaching Literature and Culture
  • Literary and Cultural Translation
  • Second Language Research Methods
  • Graduate Research and Writing in Translation Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • A CD or MP3/wav file with a 5-10-minute oral sample in both applicant's first and second languages (conversational, not read from a script)
  • Writing sample(s) in applicant's second language, which should be accompanied by a signed declaration that the sample is original work and that the applicant received no help in its preparation. International applicants should also submit a writing sample in English.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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