M.A. On Campus


The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

12 months
13328 USD/year
13328 USD/year
3252 USD/year
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The Spanish program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte serves individuals who seek a greater understanding of Spanish language, literatures and cultures, and who seek career and professional advancement opportunities in education, translation, interpreting, applied language (Business Spanish), and who contemplate pursuing a Ph.D. degree.


The Spanish program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte provides a rich variety of graduate coursework in a major world language that is becoming increasingly important in the United States. 

The program builds on a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum and consists of two concentrations:

  • Language, Literature and Culture (LLC)
  • Translating and Translation Studies (TTS)

Degree Requirements

The Master of Arts in Spanish requires 30 graduate credit hours.  For any course to count toward the M.A. in Spanish, it must have been taken within seven years from the date of enrollment in the program.  No more than 6 credit hours evaluated with a grade of C may be counted toward the minimum hours required for the master’s degree.  Up to 6 credit hours of appropriate graduate coursework may be accepted for transfer from a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body.  Additional non-residence credit for graduate study abroad may be possible via departmental pre-approval.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studies in Spanish American Prose Fiction
  • Selected Topics in Spanish
  • Advanced Business Spanish
  • Nineteenth Century Spanish Literature
  • Theater of the Golden Age
  • Studies in Hispanic Culture and Civilization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree in Spanish or in a related field that required upper-division coursework in undergraduate Spanish (e.g., Latin American Studies, International Studies, International Business), with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • An essay that addresses the applicant’s motivation for enrolling in the M.A. in Spanish, to include particular areas of research interests and career or professional goals (Students seeking enrollment in the LLC concentration must write this essay in Spanish and demonstrate a high level of proficiency in Spanish by attaching an additional writing sample (a college term paper or similar document).  Students seeking enrollment in the TTS concentration may write the essay in either English or Spanish but must demonstrate high levels of literacy and proficiency in both languages by providing writing samples in each.)
  • An oral interview with the Graduate Program Director
  • Three letters of reference.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6664 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    13328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6664 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    3252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1626 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Charlotte

1133 - 2060 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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