What will I learn?

The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers a program of graduate study leading to the degree of Master of Arts in World Languages and Literatures, with a specialization in Spanish.

Program Objectives/Student Learning Outcomes

The mission of the graduate program in Spanish is to educate students in the language, cultures, linguistics, and literatures of the Spanish-speaking world at the highest possible level, to provide students with a broad knowledge base from which to pursue more specialized studies and to offer a depth of experience in scholarship that will advance their future professional activities. The department’s excellent placement record attests to its commitment to the intellectual and professional formation of its graduate students.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (Plan A: 30 graduate units.; Plan B: 32 graduate units.)

Tuition fees
US$20,170.00 per year
Start date

26 August 2019, 21 January 2020


College of Liberal Arts

1664 N. Virginia Street,



89557, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum score of 500 in paper based TOEFL.

For international students

Student must have: Bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution; Eligibility for admission with a 3-year bachelor's degree are determined on a case by case basis; Minimum grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) is 2.75 for a master’s degree.

Official TOEFL or IELTS test scores if your educational history is from a non-English speaking country: TOEFL: 550 (paper) or 79 (internet); IELTS: 6.5 (academic version).

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