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Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

The curriculum of the MA in Spanish will consist of twelve courses (48 quarter credit hours), divided into two parts:

  1. A core curriculum of three courses (12 quarter credit hours) required of all students, and
  2. Nine courses (36 quarter credit hours) in the language area.  All courses in the language area must be courses taught in the target language of the student’s program (i.e. courses with prefixes SPN).  In exceptional cases, with the approval of the student’s advisor and the director of the graduate program, a student may count one or two courses taught in English from allied fields (such as art history, economics, education, geography, health sciences, management, philosophy, political science, religion, sociology, etc.) among the nine “language area” courses in the student’s program.

Core Curriculum

The core curriculum consists of the following three courses:

Course Title Quarter Hours

In addition, all three-hundred level language courses are offered simultaneously as 400-level electives to complete the MA program.  These 400-level courses carry different requirements than the lower-level courses. 

Additional Requirements

Additional requirements include:

  • Portfolio

The portfolio (completed while enrolled in MOL 496) consists of a compilation and critical assessment of select work done throughout the program and a capstone project.  Capstone projects may include a community service experience, internship, performance or creative work, teaching portfolio, thesis, or translation.

Thesis Option

A thesis option will be available for students who attain a GPA of at least 3.7 in the program after completing 24 credit hours of coursework. 

Graduation Grade Point Average Requirement

In order to graduate from the program, students must complete all program requirements with a minimum GPA of 3.000.

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