M.A. On Campus


University of Hawaii at Manoa

12 months
33648 USD/year
33648 USD/year
15600 USD/year
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As the only graduate program of its kind in the state, the University of Hawaii at Manoa Master of Arts in Spanish attracts international, national, and local students who are interested in a comprehensive program of study including courses in literature, linguistics, translation and cultural studies and film that focus on Spain, Latin America, and the Latino U.S.


The faculty of the Division of Spanish and Latin American and Iberian Studies has developed a graduate curriculum that has systematically been updated to reflect national trends and to address student needs and interests.

The Spanish MA at University of Hawaii at Manoa trains language instructors who work at all levels of education; it prepares graduates to offer linguistic and translation support for businesses, immigration services, and tourism; and it offers a platform from which students and faculty serve as liaisons between Hawai‘i’s growing Hispanic community (approximately 121,000), the university, and the state.

The high quality of our MA graduates, who receive national and local recognition for their academic and research endeavors, is attested to by their routine acceptance into the most prestigious Ph.D. programs in the nation and their great success in finding teaching positions in first-rate schools and colleges.

At the end of the MA program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced language skills in Spanish.
  • Apply analytical and critical skills in the interpretation of different texts (literary and other forms of visual expression).
  • Locate and retrieve relevant secondary criticism.
  • Apply secondary criticism in research projects.
  • Demonstrate breadth and depth of knowledge of Spanish and Latin American literary expressions.
  • Demonstrate breadth and depth of knowledge of Spanish and Latin American traditional and cultural expressions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Spanish linguistics.
  • Read, write and use oral skills for specific professional purposes.
  • (Teaching Assistants only) Demonstrate familiarity with current L2 teaching methodologies, language learning technologies and practices.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Seminar in Spanish Linguistics
  • Medieval Spanish Literature
  • Golden Age Literature
  • 19th-Century Spanish Realism
  • 20th-Century Spanish Literature
  • Spanish-American Novel
  • Colonial Spanish-American Literature
  • Spanish-American Poetry
  • Spanish-American Short Story and Essay
  • Seminar in Hispanic Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • To be eligible, an applicant must hold or expect to hold prior to matriculation a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or an equivalent degree from a recognized non-U.S. institution of higher education. At minimum, the applicant needs to demonstrate above average academic performance (B average, usually a 3.0 on a 1.0-4.0 scale) for undergraduate course work and for any post-baccalaureate or graduate course work. 
  • Because the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, admission is competitive.  Meeting minimum admissions standards does not guarantee admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16824 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    33648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16824 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Honolulu

1640 - 2500 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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