Hispanic Languages and Literatures, M.A. | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, United States
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Hispanic Languages and Literatures

24 months
42324 USD/year
42324 USD/year
24962 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The University of Pittsburgh's graduate program in Hispanic Languages and Literatures is one of the top graduate programs in Latin American literature and cultural studies in the United States. The Department's Latin American specialization has existed for more than 25 years.


The graduate program in Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh offers a five-year Doctor of Philosophy with an en route Master of Arts degree and a terminal Master of Arts degree. All graduate students specialize in Latin American literature and elect a minor field in Peninsular or Brazilian literature or cultural studies.

Career Prospects

We encourage interdisciplinary perspectives; many students supplement their HLL studies in Hispanic languages and literatures by pursuing related work in other Pitt programs and departments. These include the Center for Latin American Studies and Pitt programs in Cultural Studies, Women's Studies, Film Studies, West European Studies and Hispanic Linguistics.

Faculty interests and areas of specialization span a range of topics: as noted, collectively the department’s strengths are in the areas of Latin American literature, cultural theory, and cultural studies, with special depth in race, ethnicity, and post-colonial studies. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Special Topics in Cultural Analysis: Sexuality in Contemporary Mexico
  • Readings in Critical Theory: Latin American Cultural Failures
  • Professional Writing: Prospectus, Papers, Grants
  • Contemporary Latin American Film
  • Seminar: 20th Century: Metaphores-Eating-Lusophere
  • Colonial Topics: Indiginous Thinkers in Colonial Andes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The application forms should be filled out and submitted through the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences’ Apply Yourself Application System.
  • In addition to completed forms, applicants are required to submit a fee of U.S. $50, a brief (2–3 page maximum) statement of academic interests, three (3) letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary academic work, and official translations if documents are not already in English.
  • Applicants for the graduate program must submit a sample of written work.
  • The GRE is not required for applicants to the Hispanic Languages program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42324 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    42324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    24962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24962 USD per year during 24 months.

Part-time: LOCAL: $1,003 per credit NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: $1,728 per credit

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

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