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Master of Arts in Spanish



What will I learn?

The Master of Arts in Spanish program at Worcester State University helps you further develop your understanding of—and appreciation for—the cultures and literatures of Spanish-speaking nations. With part-time, evening, and online classes, our flexible program is designed for working professionals like you, allowing you to advance your career at your own pace.

As the only university in Central Massachusetts with a graduate program in Spanish, WSU offers you a diverse array of classes, ranging from the study of language acquisition to the exploration of literatures and cultures of Spain and Latin America. We also offer a unique, 3-week summer immersion experience at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Puebla, Mexico, where you can take classes and explore local culture. You’ll demonstrate your mastery of program coursework through the completion of a thesis or comprehensive examination in Spanish—and, in recent years, students and professors who have collaborated on research have presented their findings at academic conferences.

While many of our students have continued their studies beyond the master’s level, others have found great success as Spanish instructors in grades K-12. In fact, a master’s degree in Spanish from WSU may be used toward professional teacher licensure in Massachusetts. Others still contribute their knowledge and skills in the growing field of professional translation and oral interpretation in such sectors as education, health care, law, and technology.

Which department am I in?

Worcester State University

Study options

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$6,084.00 per year
USD $169 per credit
Application deadline

Expected November 2023

Start date

17 January 2023


Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street,



01602, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution with Grade point average of 2.75 or higher

For international students

Applicants interested in the Master of Arts in Spanish program typically possess a B.A. in Spanish or related field.

Applicants from countries outside of the United States in which English is not the language of instruction, must also submit a score of 61 or above on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a score of 6 or above on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

The application deadline for Fall semester (September start): June 15; Spring semester (January start): November 1.

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


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