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Spanish, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, AR,
Graduate programs in Spanish – the Master of Arts (MA) program and the Graduate Certificate (GC) program – are designed to provide professionals with advanced-level proficiency in oral and written Spanish through the study of literary, cultural, and linguistic topics. 


Graduates will have acquired cross-cultural competencies that will serve them in a variety of career options, including education, business, and public service.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Intro to Spanish Linguistics
  •  Applied Spanish Linguistics
  •  Hispanic Author Seminar
  •  Seminar on Literary Genre
  •  Seminar on Garcia Marquez
  •  Studies in Spanish Literature
  •  Hispanic Studies
  •  Topics in Advanced Spanish Linguistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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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).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Qualifications for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Spanish program are the same as those for admission to the Graduate School, except that students entering the program (1) must have earned a minimum 3.0 GPA in an undergraduate major in Spanish; (2) must submit a satisfactory writing sample; and (3) must have scored at least Intermediate High on an Oral Proficiency Interview. The writing sample must demonstrate advanced proficiency in writing and appropriate critical thinking and analytical skills: it is an essay written specifically for the purpose, according to a prompt provided by the graduate faculty of the department. Please contact the graduate coordinator for information and directions.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    662 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 662 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    444 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 444 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Conway

  • 878 - 1280 USD/month
    Living Costs

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