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MA Spanish

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers the M.A. with a major in Spanish at University of Arizona. Students specialize in one of two concentrations: Hispanic literatures and cultures or Hispanic linguistics.

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Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States


The department offers programs leading to the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees with a major in Spanish. For those students in other departments, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers doctoral minors in Spanish.

Admission to all graduate programs requires the completion of a bachelor’s degree with a major in the proposed field of study. Admission to the doctoral program in Spanish is dependent upon the completion of a M.A. with a major in Spanish at University of Arizona or elsewhere.


  • Hispanic Literatures and Cultures Concentration: The MA concentration in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures provides students with a comprehensive overview of the fields of Hispanic literatures and Hispanic cultures and prepares the student to pursue work at the PhD level in Spanish or in other disciplines.
  • Hispanic Linguistics Concentration: The MA concentration in Hispanic Linguistics provides training in Spanish Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Sociolinguistics, Heritage Language Research and Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition, and Pragmatics. This concentration will prepare the students to pursue work a the PhD level in Spanish or in other disciplines.

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