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M.A / PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Hispanic Languages and Literatures

USA

What will I learn?

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese awards the degree of PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures with specializations in the areas of Spanish and Latin American Literature, Portuguese and Brazilian Literature, and Iberian Linguistics, and optional emphases on Translation Studies, Feminist Studies, Medieval Studies and Applied Linguistics. These programs are supported by an outstanding and internationally recognized faculty representing the following areas of teaching and research: Peninsular and Latin American culture and literature, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, US Latino studies, translation studies, drama, critical theory, new media studies, popular culture, applied linguistics, and language pedagogy. Our students and faculty work jointly with other departments and programs, including Linguistics, Latin American and Iberian Studies, Comparative Literature, Chicano/-a Studies, Film and Media Studies, and Theater and Dance.

The Department benefits from the exceptional resources of the University of California integrated library system and the UCSB Center for Portuguese Studies, and embraces Spain’s multilingual and multicultural landscape by hosting the Miguel de Barandarián Chair of Basque Studies, offering Catalan courses, celebrating the “Dia das Letras Galegas”, and working closely with scholars and institutions from Galicia, Catalonia and the Basque Country.

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Science

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 36.0 units for MA; Forty-four (44.0) units are required, or a minimum of 36 units with acceptable substitutions for PhD)

Tuition fees
US$15,102.00 per year
Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

College of Letters and Science

2217 Cheadle Hall, MC 2080,

University of California, Santa Barbara,

SANTA BARBARA,

California,

93106, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be considered for admission to UCSB, applicants must have received a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent (with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better) from an accredited university prior to the quarter for which admission is sought.

For international students

To be considered for admission to UCSB, applicants must have received a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent (with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better) from an accredited university prior to the quarter for which admission is sought.

TOEFL scores 550 Paper-Based Test (PBT), 80 Internet-Based Test (IBT) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Overall Band score of 7 or higher (if applicable).

Deadline - Fall Only: December 17

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

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