Hispanic Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #301 (ARWU) , LA,
The Master of Arts degree in Hispanic Studies, offered by the Louisiana State University, requires 36 hours of graduate course work. If a student chooses the thesis option, 30 hours of course work are required.

About

The Master of Arts in Hispanic Studies from Louisiana State University, redesigned in 2004, offers the choice of a specialization in literary, linguistics, or cultural studies. Each specialization is offered with the thesis and non-thesis option and requires six hours of coursework in each of the other two areas. The program is supported by a faculty that represents diverse areas of the Hispanic world and that is particularly strong in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of language, literature, and culture. It also allows students the opportunity to take approved courses related to the Hispanic world in courses taught by affiliated faculty in other departments.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Hispanic Cultural Studies 
  • Applied Spanish Linguistics 
  • Special Topics in Hispanic Criticism 
  • Research in Hispanic Linguistics
For more information, please visit program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

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  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution.
  • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 (A = 4.0) on all undergraduate work (or in the final 64 credit hours) and any graduate work already completed.Acceptable GRE or GMAT scores.
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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    28308 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28308 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    11393 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11393 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Baton Rouge

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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