College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Modern Languages > Graduate Programs > Spanish (MA)
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.
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.
The Department of Modern Languages is currently only accepting students in the French and Spanish MA programs. 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.
Submit an online application, language proficiency test scores, letters of recommendation and a letter of application.
You’ll take four core courses and eight electives taught in either Spanish or English.
of 2018 LAS master's degree recipients were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation
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.
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.
Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the fellowships, scholarships, and grants available to you.
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