12 months
29739 USD/year
31012 USD/year
12065 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The Spanish at The University of Iowa offers an MA and PhD in Spanish. The degrees are awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The MA is offered without a thesis.


About Spanish at The University of Iowa

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers undergraduate majors and minors, graduate degree programs, and coursework for students in other disciplines. The department provides a wide selection of courses taught in Spanish and Portuguese, languages that are spoken in many cultures around the world and are important in the study of linguistics, health care, culture, literature, art, film, and many other areas. Spanish and Portuguese language courses are open to any student who has satisfied the course prerequisites.

In addition to language courses, the department offers general interest courses on literature, film, and culture that are taught in English. It also participates in several study abroad programs.


The Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Elementary Spanish
  • Intermediate Spanish 
  • Accelerated Intermediate Spanish
  • Accelerated Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Speakers
  • Hispanic Cultural Activities Attendance
  • Spanish Language Skills: Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Rolling admissions for consideration thereafter.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • English Proficiency Requirements
  • submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile.
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29739 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29739 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    31012 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31012 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12065 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12065 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 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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