Spanish, M.A. | California State University, Bakersfield | Long Beach, United States
12 months
13684 USD/year
13684 USD/year
8932 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Studying the Spanish languages, literatures, and civilizations at California State University, Bakersfield of other parts of the world offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in an exciting journey of discovery, exploration, and learning that will lead to a variety of exciting professional opportunities.


At the California State University, Bakersfield Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, faculty and students engage in a process of unraveling the creative powers of literature, language, and cultures to widen their understanding and appreciation of cultural and literary expressions across the globe and over centuries.

A special emphasis is placed on a multidisciplinary study of the diversity of perspectives and points of views embedded in literary and cultural expressions and aesthetics. The Master of Arts in Spanish program is designed to enable students to perfect all their communications skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing.

The curriculum is carefully planned and integrated to ensure a foundation of professional skills, and a uniform degree of coverage in the areas of Spanish and Spanish-American literature and culture, linguistics and second-language acquisition pedagogy, and the business-related fields of interpretation and translation.

Learning outcomes

Students gain an excellent preparation to become far more effective teachers of Spanish or professionals who are able to interact expertly throughout their careers with Spanish-speaking persons.

To meet these objectives, the program provides:

  • balance for those who wish to terminate their studies at the Master’s level and whose primary aim is to teach in a community college;
  • advanced training for teachers who wish to improve their professional skills and status;
  • a variety of courses for students who plan to continue toward the Ph.D. degree at another institution;
  • continuing education for those who wish to extend their knowledge as an end in itself through an interesting and stimulating series of classes in literature, criticism, language and culture.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literary Theory
  • Methods of Teaching Spanish
  • Latin American Literature Masterpieces
  • Modernismo
  • Golden Age Literature
  • Translation & Interpretation
  • Spanish/Latin American Cinema
  • 0 The Chicano/a Experience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university: official transcripts from all college/university work
    • Transcripts from a college/university outside of the U.S. will require a course-by­ course analysis
    • Affidavit of financial support
    • Insurance agreement form
    • A copy of the student’s passport
    • A statement of purpose
    • Current professional resume
    • 3 letters of recommendation from former professors

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13684 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13684 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8932 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8932 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Long Beach

1400 - 2000 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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