Oct 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 


Spanish Program Information

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies offers a graduate program leading to the degrees of Master of Arts in Spanish or Master of Arts in Teaching in Spanish.

Students may choose to specialize in literature/culture or language/linguistics. A secondary specialization in Portuguese is also offered. Qualified applicants to the M.A. program are eligible for teaching assistantships.

A Master of Arts in Spanish may be earned in one of two ways:

  • Non-thesis M.A. This is considered a terminal degree for those anticipating teaching careers in secondary schools or junior colleges, as well as employment in business, government, tourism, etc. Requirements: 30 credit hours and a comprehensive examination.
  • M.A. with thesis. This option prepares students for later work toward a Ph.D. Requirements: 30 credit hours, a comprehensive examination, and a thesis. (Internal candidates to the Ph.D. program at UF can submit an extended paper as an alternative to the thesis.)

For more information on the M.A. or M.A.T., go to: http://spanishandportuguese.ufl.edu/graduate-programs or contact the Graduate Coordinator at grad-coord@spanish.ufl.edu.

Degrees Offered with a Major in Spanish

Master of Arts

Master of Arts in Teaching

Spanish and Portuguese Studies Departmental Courses