Hispanic Studies

Louisiana State University

24 months
29456 USD/year
29456 USD/year
12541 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts degree in Hispanic Studies, offered by the Louisiana State University  offers concentrations in literary, linguistics, and cultural studies. Students admitted to the program will select one area of concentration based upon academic or career goals. 


Programme Overall: 

  • All students in the program will complete an 18-hour core consisting of two courses from each concentration area. Students may take courses with Spanish faculty as well as affliated facultyfrom other departments. 
  • The selection of courses from each area will be determined in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies. For more information on the M.A. please view the M.A. Handbook or the following presentation.
  • Graduate students who have teaching assistantships are trained in the Spanish Section’s communicative approach to language instruction, which incorporates the latest research on foreign language pedagogy. T.A.’s receive extensive group and individualized training in classes and workshops through the use of a variety of teaching techniques aimed at enhancing competence, enthusiasm, and imagination. Students are fully involved in the instructional program and prepared to teach with confidence in a variety of situations.
The Master of Arts degree in Hispanic Studies is offered at Louisiana State University.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Hispanic Linguistics Studies
  • Hispanic Cultural Studies
  • Introduction to Hispanic Cultural Studies
  • Research Methods and Hispanic Criticism (Literary/Cultural Studies Theory)
  • Hispanic Literary Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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

Regular Admission to the LSU Graduate School requires: 

  •  a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; 
  • a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade-point average (GPA) for all undergraduate work taken prior to receiving a degree and a minimum 3.0 GPA for all previous graduate work for which a grade is given; 
  •  satisfactory academic standing at the last institution attended; 
  •  acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE); and 
  •  acceptance into a departmental program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29456 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29456 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12541 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12541 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Hispanic Studies
Louisiana State University