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What will I learn?

For qualified students, the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures offers a five-year BA-MA program with a BA major in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures with a concentration in Hispanic Studies and a non-thesis MA major in Spanish. The primary component of the program is that a qualified student may take up to 9 credit hours of approved graduate courses for their senior undergraduate electives and have them count toward both the BA degree and the MA degree. Qualifications for admission to the program are:

The student must have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 in undergraduate Spanish courses to be considered for admission to the program.

Conditional and full admission of a student into this program must be approved by the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures and by the Graduate School.

Conditional admission may be granted after completing 64 credit hours of the requirements for the BA in Spanish and Hispanic Studies, as specified by any Undergraduate Catalog in effect during that student’s attendance at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, provided that the Catalog has been in effect within six years of the date of graduation.

Conditional admission must be obtained before taking a graduate course that is to be used to satisfy the requirements of both the BA degree and the MA degree.

Full admission may be granted after completing 96 credit hours of the requirements for the BA in Spanish and Hispanic Studies, as specified by any Undergraduate Catalog in effect during that student’s attendance at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, provided that the Catalog has been in effect within six years of the date of graduation. A cumulative GPA of 3.5 in undergraduate Spanish courses is required for full admission.

Any course taken for graduate credit prior to satisfying all requirements for the BA degree must be approved by the department head (or designee) and by the Graduate School.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
US$31,664.00 per year
USD $31,664 for Bachelor degree; USD $31,798 for Master degree

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 January 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

312 Ayres Hall, 1403 Circle Drive,

KNOXVILLE,

Tennessee,

37996, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a completion of high school or college academic work.

For international students

Applicants must have a completion of high school or college academic work.

If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate English proficiency unless you are a US citizen or a permanent resident.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.5

TOEFL (Paper-based) score of 523

TOEFL (iBT) score of 70

Completing the ELS 112 intensive program

Application Deadlines: Spring: October 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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