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Spanish (MA)

Spanish (MA)
Spanish (MA)

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The Spanish language and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world are an essential part of Chicago’s identity. From Pilsen to Rogers Park and beyond, the city’s arts, culture, politics, and foodways are shaped by its Latinx population. DePaul’s flexible master’s in Spanish offers a customizable curriculum to help you develop advanced linguistic and cultural expertise.

The program may be completed in two years. Core courses are offered in the evenings, while most elective courses are offered in the afternoon/evening.

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Study in a city with thriving Latin American communities

As part of the experiential learning component of the degree, apply your linguistic expertise at sites across Chicago such as the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, though we encourage you to submit materials at least two months prior to the quarter in which you wish to enroll.

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, language proficiency test scores, letters of recommendation, letters of application, and complete an interview with a faculty member in our Spanish program.

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Required Courses

You’ll take three core courses and nine electives taught in either Spanish or English.

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of Modern Language graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.


The median salary for Modern Language graduates was $50,000.

Study with engaging faculty

In addition to teaching Spanish language, literature, and film courses, Associate Professor Susana S. Martínez contributes to other humanities programs like Catholic Studies and the Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies program. She not only brings her global perspective into the classroom, she has also led students on a service-learning trip to El Salvador.

“I explored historical accounts of Latin America and greatly developed my speaking and writing skills through essays, presentations and talks with professors. I really got to know the teachers in my program and I was able to achieve so much because they gave me the confidence to persevere, even if I was nervous or had questions. Now, I use the resources and skills I acquired from this program in my own teaching and curriculum.”

Danielle (MA ’19)

Spanish Teacher, Elmwood Park High School

Alumni Network

Alumni of the master’s in Spanish have gone on to a range of careers, including teaching, translation and interpreting. Grow your professional and academic connections with a network of more than 8,900 fellow College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences master’s-level graduates in Chicago and around the world.

Scholarships & Aid

Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the fellowships, scholarships, and grants available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission at (773) 325-7315 or

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