12 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Toronto offers graduate courses leading to the Master of Arts (MA) in Spanish.


About this Degree

The Master of Arts in Spanish at the University of Toronto is a freestanding, one-year course of study that may be undertaken as a preparatory degree to apply subsequently to doctoral programs in the field, or as a terminal degree by those interested in pursuing careers in education, publishing, government, journalism, literary translation, or non-profit organizations.

Students in the Spanish graduate programs are expected to engage in the vibrant and collaborative intellectual life in our Department while completing their courses and conducting their research. Students are also able to join a broadly based community of scholars by participating in a wide variety of working groups, lecture series, graduate conferences, and other opportunities for fruitful intellectual exchange throughout the university.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Literature
  • French
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Medieval Studies
  • Women's Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


4 alternative credits

4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs)


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Spanish's additional admission requirements stated below.
  • An appropriate bachelor's degree in Spanish or a cognate discipline from a recognized university.
  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish with a general background in Hispanic literature and/or linguistics, normally demonstrated through undergraduate coursework.
  • A one-page statement of purpose, outlining the applicant's areas of interest (in English).
  • A sample of written work in Spanish (10 to 12 pages).
  • Two letters of recommendation, ideally in English (one of the letters must comment on the applicant's fluency in Spanish).
  • A curriculum vitae in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27520 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27520 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6210 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /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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