12 months
1293 USD/credit 42669 USD/year
1293 USD/credit 42669 USD/year
388 USD/credit 12804 USD/year
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The Master of Arts Program in Spanish at the University of Colorado Denver offers an alternative to exclusively literary studies that traditionally lead to doctoral programs. 


By integrating language, literature and cultural studies with ancillary work in other disciplines, the Spanish degree at the University of Colorado Denver provides the broader expertise desired by those who plan to pursue or are already pursuing careers outside the university.  The Spanish program is not offered online.

Student Learning Goals

This program aims to provide students with language skills and cultural knowledge that will lead to careers in business and international trade, government, teaching, and social services. Specifically, students will learn:

  • to understand the intricacies of the Spanish language and its history
  • to develop a working knowledge of some of the most important works created in Spanish, in disciplines including literature, film, linguistics and cultural history
  • to develop the linguistic proficiency in Spanish to engage in intellectual discussion in both academic and non-academic settings using standard pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary
  • to think, speak and write analytically and critically about culture.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of the Spanish Language
  • Spanish Sociolinguistics
  • Dialects of the Spanish-Speaking World
  • Modernism
  • Contemporary Spanish American Novel
  • Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • hold a baccalaureate degree in Spanish from an accredited institution, or hold a baccalaureate degree in another discipline and have language skills that meet the department's standards
  • demonstrate promise or ability to pursue advanced study and research, as shown by previous scholastic records
  • have at least a 2.5 undergraduate GPA on all previous work and a 3.0 GPA in courses taken in Spanish at the baccalaureate level
  • Submit a completed application for admission
  • Submit the graduate application fee ($50)
  • Submit two copies of official transcripts of all colleges attended
  • Present three letters of recommendation, at least two of which should come from people familiar with the student's academic work
  • Submit a statement of approximately 500 words, in Spanish
  • Demonstrate Spanish and English oral and written proficiency at the advanced level, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42669 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1293 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    42669 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1293 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 388 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Denver

1310 - 2220 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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