12 months
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
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The Department of Languages and Literatures of The City University of New York offers graduate studies in Spanish leading to an M.A. in Spanish.


The M.A. in Spanish at The City University of New York students should have completed 18 credits in advanced (300-level and above) undergraduate Spanish courses (including a minimum of 9 advanced credits in literature courses conducted in Spanish). If these requirements are not met, additional undergraduate courses must be completed before admission to the program and after consultation with the Department of Languages and Literatures. 

As part of the required courses, students must have taken SPA300 (Introduction to Literary Studies) and SPA309 (Advanced Spanish Grammar) or their equivalents in another accredited college or university. If the candidate has not taken these courses, he/she should consult with the graduate advisor.

Degree Requirements

The M.A. in Spanish requires a total of 30 credits distributed as follows: 

SPA 601 (3 credits)

SPA 701 (3 credits)

SPA 619 (3 credits)

A minimum of one course in Peninsular literature (3 credits)

A minimum of one course in Latin American literature (3 credits)

5 elective Graduate Spanish courses (15 credits) 

All students in the program must pass a comprehensive examination. This test must be taken during the last semester of graduate studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Hispanic Linguistics
  • Seminar in Research and Methodology in Literary Analysis and Criticism
  • Seminar In Studies of Hispanic and Latin American Cultures

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

  • A bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited college or university.
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully pursue graduate study. (Above-average academic achievement in general and in Spanish course work is required.)
  • Submission of a personal statement of some 500 words indicating, as precisely as possible, the applicant's preparation for master's work and career plans (In English).
  • Submission of an academic writing sample in Spanish. This sample can be an essay submitted for a literature class from an accredited college or university. The length of this essay must be at least eight pages long, including bibliography. 
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • A meeting with the Graduate Program Advisor is required. 

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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