12 months
23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
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The M.A. program in Hispanic Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is a flexible program, allowing students to concentrate on culture, linguistics, literature and translation. 

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The Hispanic Studies program offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas , aims to meet the need of students interested in a wide variety of professions, including teaching.

Learning Objectives 

  • Write grammatically and lexically accurate Spanish and demonstrate an ability to write spontaneously in Spanish with a fair degree of accuracy and clarity.
  • Discuss academic topics, read on an advanced level, and write analytically on literary and cultural topics.
  • Be familiar with basic concepts of Hispanic linguistics.
  • Be familiar with major literary movements and the history of Spanish or Latin American literature along with the primary author.
  • Understand the nature and development of the culture of Spain or Latin America.
  • Learn the process of basic scholarly research.
  • Acquire broad linguistic, cultural or literary knowledge and acquire substantial knowledge in three sub-areas of Hispanic Studies based on a reading list provided by the department. Students must not only show a broad yet detailed knowledge of their subject on a comprehensive written examination, but also be able to discuss their chosen fields in an oral examination.
  • Students qualifying and choosing the project option are expected to familiarize themselves with relevant theories and bibliographical material on their chosen topic. They must be able to develop a theme or thesis based on appropriate methodology, sound arguments, and insightful discussion. Finally they need to demonstrate their ability to write correct and polished Spanish and to defend their project in an oral examination.
  • Be familiar with the history, theory, and application of translation.

Career Possibilities

The M.A. in Hispanic Studies offers further development in Spanish language skills, preparation for further graduate study toward the Ph.D., for other professional fields, such as law, medicine, business and government and for the teaching of Spanish in high school.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Current Issues in Second Language Acquisition
  • Seminar in Spanish Linguistics
  • Writing Workshop
  • Textual Analysis 
  • Written Examination

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, Partially taught in Spanish
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Academic requirements

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English requirements

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates for admission to the graduate program in foreign languages should have the equivalent of the UNLV undergraduate major in the corresponding language with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in the major field. In some cases, a student who has a bachelor's degree in another discipline could be admitted to the program upon the recommendation of the department graduate advisor. 
  • Possible transfer credit will be determined by the graduate coordinator in accordance with the policies of the Graduate College. To apply for admission, submit to the Graduate College an application, official transcripts of all college-level work, and two letters of recommendation. Applicants must also take a pre-qualifying Spanish grammar administered by the Department.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23411 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6869 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 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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