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 firstname.lastname@example.org.