12 months
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
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The Department of Spanish Languages and Literatures at The City University of New York is committed to serving the large, culturally diverse community of Queens and surrounding areas by promoting critical thinking and disseminating knowledge of the Hispanic cultural and literary heritage.


Diversity in Queens refers to ethnic, cultural, and geographical origins. The department recognizes the varied academic traditions that such diversity implies. Our focus, therefore, is on building a foundation to bridge the students’ cultural differences, in order to ensure their continued academic and career development.

Established programs

With these goals in mind, the department has established a Master of Arts program from The City University of New York and a Master of Science in Secondary Education program that serve a large group of students who are educators, as well as a number of students who will continue their graduate studies at the doctoral level. More specifically, the Master of Arts degree in Spanish leads to teaching careers in secondary education and college, and to admission to doctoral programs in Spanish or comparative literature. Courses cover numerous aspects of Spanish and Latin American literature viewed through various methods of literary criticism.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of the Spanish Language
  • Foundations of Hispanic Linguistics
  • Hispanic Sociolinguistics and Dialectology
  • Creative Writing in Spanish
  • Medieval Spanish Literature
  • Golden Age Spanish Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate degree with strong component in Spanish (21 credits beyond the second-year of language), including the equivalent of SPAN 240, 250, 260, 280, 290, 310, or 312 and a 300-level elective course.
  • The credentials of each applicant are to be examined by a departmental committee which shall have the authority to accept or reject the candidate. This committee may request an interview with a candidate for admission if necessary.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.


  • Full-time - $5,545/semester
  • Part-time - $470/credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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