12 months
698 USD/credit 31410 USD/year
698 USD/credit 31410 USD/year
471 USD/credit 21195 USD/year
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The Spanish program from Portland State University immerses you in the language and its rich cultures and provides you with the tools to excel in both scholarship and teaching.

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The Spanish program from Portland State University offers an exciting and rigorous education in research, writing, and teaching that prepares you to pursue doctoral studies, teach, or succeed in another career.

PSU's faculty hold a broad range of expertise and experience and will provide you with mentoring that acts as a guide throughout your time in the program.

The program offers relevant electives on a breadth of topics, like literature in the Franco era, dialectology, indigeneity in film, cognitive science and early modern literature, Latin American colonial and decolonial studies, and underground spaces in Mexican visual and literary culture.

As you go further into the Spanish master’s program, you’ll also gain practical teaching experience that puts you at the front of a classroom and familiarizes you with the landscape of language instruction.


Most of our alumni have pursued careers as Spanish teachers in K-12 schools, community colleges, and universities, or have gone on to work with organizations that require fluency in Spanish.

Other recent graduates have continued on to doctoral programs. They have been accepted to programs at Arizona State University, Indiana University, Universidad de Salamanca, University of British Columbia, University of California at Davis, University of Connecticut, University of Georgia, University of Houston, University of Kentucky, University of Michigan, Northwestern University, Georgetown University, and University of Texas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cooperative Education/internship
  • Reading and Conference
  • Seminar
  • Workshop
  • Practicum
  • Selected Topics
  • Advanced Spanish
  • Advanced Spanish Grammar
  • History of the Spanish Language

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree or its equivalent in the major language, with a minimum GPA of 3.00 in all coursework.
  • Oral and written proficiency: Advanced High on the ACTFL scale in German, and Spanish; Advanced Low in Japanese.
  • We do not require the GRE.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    31410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 698 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    31410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 698 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    21195 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 471 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 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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