Loyola University Chicago

M.A. On Campus
12 months
1033 USD/credit
1033 USD/credit
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Welcome to the graduate program in Spanish Modern Languages and Literatures at Loyola University Chicago, a Jesuit university in the vibrant and multicultural city of Chicago. Our Masters of Arts degree in Spanish allows students to begin their careers as Hispanists in many areas.


This Spanish degree program at Loyola University Chicago allows students to explore their own academic interests, while at the same time provides them with a solid foundation in the literature and culture of the Hispanic world. Each year our students participate in the annual graduate symposium in Hispanic studies.

Learning outcomes

The program offers graduate courses in a number of areas. Our students experience both the traditional lecture/discussion courses and the graduate seminar. All graduate classes are conducted by full-time members of the department. Specific attention is given to the individual needs of students through directed readings and research studies. Graduate students also have the opportunity to work as Program Assistant to the Director of our undergraduate summer study abroad program at Universidad Loyola Andalucía, in Córdoba, Spain.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able:

  • to demonstrate familiarity with works of Latin American and Peninsular literature
  • to demonstrate familiarity with the general characteristics of several traditions and trends within the literary contexts of Latin America and Spain
  • to use the Spanish vocabulary necessary for discussing literature critically
  • to understand broad historical events, cultural currents, and current academic trends as they are represented in Latin American and Peninsular literature
  • to read, write, and speak Spanish fluently
  • to demonstrate the ability to do independent, scholarly research by integrating, comparing, and evaluating ideas and materials from various sources, both literary and critical
  • to develop and sustain a coherent argument in both oral and written Spanish
  • to know how to foster a collegial, collaborative learning environment that encourages self-expression.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Realism and Naturalism
  • Biblio and Methods of Literary Study – focus in Hispanic Women Writers of the 20th Century
  • Directed Readings
  • Methods of Teaching Spanish
  • Don Quijote

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Completed Application Form
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Statement of PurposeTest Scores (GMAT or GRE)
  • Professional Resume
  • Language Test Requirement
  • Transcript Evaluation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1033 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1033 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1033 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1033 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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