12 months
19032 USD/year
19032 USD/year
6189 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The mission of the Spanish program at New Mexico State University is to engage students in the discovery, learning, and critical study of the language varieties, literatures, and cultures of Spanish-speaking communities. 


Key facts:

  • The program at the New Mexico State University promotes the use of all varieties of Spanish, including local varieties, and challenges assumptions of linguistic superiority. This empowers our students to make lasting contributions to their own communities and beyond.
  • The Spanish major consists of 24 credits (8 courses) at the 300 and 400 levels, including requirements for grammar  and composition for either non-native speakers (former) or heritage speakers (latter).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching Literature with Technology
  • Teaching Culture with Technology
  • Assessing the National Standards
  • Advanced Spanish Language Acquisition
  • Advanced Spanish Phonetics
  • Advanced Spanish Phonology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A BA in Spanish
  • A GPA of 3.0 or above, which includes at least 12 semester hours of upper-division undergraduate courses in Spanish with a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • A current resume (CV) in Spanish
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from qualified professionals (written within the last six months), preferably from past professors, that address the applicant’s academic record.
  • A writing sample in Spanish (critical or creative writing texts). If you do not have a six-page paper, you may submit multiple shorter works totaling six pages.
  • A Language Evaluation Form (available for download at the departmental website) completed and signed by a qualified language evaluator. If you have an official ACTFL OPI rating certificate, this may be submitted in lieu of the Language Evaluation Form.
  • An introductory letter in Spanish

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19032 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    19032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19032 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6189 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6189 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Las Cruces

806 - 1259 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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