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PhD Spanish

The PhD in Spanish at University of Arizona prepares students for careers in university teaching and research through an integrated program of advanced course work and the preparation of a doctoral dissertation.

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Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

Each program is flexible enough to provide for comprehensive coverage in the student’s primary area while assuring ample coverage of the broad field of Hispanic literatures and cultures.


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a comprehensive and innovative graduate program in the literature and cultures of the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian world. We offer courses that cover a range of chronological, geographical, and generic categories, including Peninsular and Latin American literature and visual culture from the pre-modern period to the present day, as well as courses in literary, aesthetic, and political theory.

Our PhD in Spanish at University of Arizona is distinguished by cross-unit collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches. Our faculty is dynamic, professionally active, and committed to working closely with students to prepare them for careers in university teaching and research.

Courses include:

  • Hemispheric Indigenous Consciousness
  • Topics in Spanish-American Nineteenth, Twentieth & Twenty-First Cent. Literature
  • Topics in Hispanic Literature
  • Second/Foreign Language Teaching and Learning
  • Spanish Phonology
  • Foreign Language Teaching Theory and Methodology

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“Choosing the Master’s program for Physiological Sciences at the University of Arizona was one of the best decisions I could have made in my education. Our department is warm and collaborative, offering an array of research topics and techniques underneath a vast and integrative umbrella of physiology. Beyond my research experience, I was presented with teaching opportunities, which I feel honed my skill of scientific communication. Having the dynamic research/teaching/class schedule not only kept me active but helped me reinforce material in multiple contexts. Overall, this program was exactly what I wanted in my segway into the medical sciences… and with my teaching assistantship paying for my tuition, how could I say no?”​

Andrew Wojtanowski // MS 2016