M.A. On Campus

Spanish Language, Literature and Culture

Syracuse University

12 months
31212 USD/year
31212 USD/year
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The M.A. in Spanish Language, Literature and Culture at Syracuse University is designed to meet a variety of student goals. The program provides students with thorough preparation for further study at the doctoral level. 


Key facts

It also meets the needs of students for whom the master’s degree is a terminal degree and who wish to pursue job opportunities in areas where critical thinking, leadership qualities, and clear, persuasive communication are valued, especially when a superior knowledge of Spanish language and culture is called for.

About the program

The Spanish Language, Literature and Culture program at Syracuse University provides all students with an intensive and balanced introduction to the literature and culture of the Hispanic world, from the pre-Columbian period to the present. Students may take courses in the Renaissance and Baroque periods in Spain and Latin America, the literatures and cultures of contemporary Spain, the Caribbean and Southern Cone of Latin America, and Hispanic linguistics. In addition to the traditional coverage of literary periods, genres, and major authors, students are introduced to a variety of current theoretical and methodological approaches and to the orientations of contemporary theory. Those students interested particularly in linguistics may study general linguistics as well as Hispanic linguistics in the department.

In the M.A. program students work to improve proficiency in the use of the Spanish language. All but three credits of coursework must be taken in Spanish and students have ongoing opportunities to develop their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills at a professional level. The program also permits students to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country.


Syracuse University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literary Theory and Research Methods
  • Language Training in Preparation for Research Using Spanish
  • Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
  • The Structure of Spanish
  • Spanish Linguistics
  • History of the Spanish Language
  • Community Outreach: Language in Action
  • Medieval and Golden Age Literature
  • Cervantes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee
  • Official transcript
  • Letters of recommendation (as required by the program you’re applying to)
  • Personal statement
  • Résumé
  • Portfolio (if required by your program)
  • Writing sample (if required by your program)
  • Official GRE scores (if required by your program)
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores (international students only)
  • Military transcripts (for currently serving or veteran)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31212 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31212 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    31212 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31212 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Syracuse

935 - 1370 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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