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The MA program in Spanish combines Spanish, Spanish American and Mexican American literature, linguistics and culture.
The program has two tracks: literature and culture, and linguistics. It is possible to focus coursework in one of two areas within the linguistics track: sociolinguistics or second-language acquisition and applied linguistics.
Students admitted to the master's degree program in secondary education may elect Spanish as the subject matter field.
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The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.
Candidates for the master's should, upon entrance, present the equivalent of an undergraduate major in the language in which the degree is sought. Those who lack this background, but who show strong potential and meet Graduate Education admission requirements, may be admitted to a graduate program on a provisional basis, pending removal of specified deficiencies. These deficiencies must be completed in addition to the regular program of study for the master's.
Applicants must fulfill both the requirements of Graduate Education and those of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Students seeking a master's in Spanish should consult with the respective graduate representative.
Comprehensive Examination: All candidates are required to pass a comprehensive written examination designed to evaluate the candidate's knowledge in the area of specialization. A reading list is provided as a guide to preparation for this examination.
Thesis: All candidates must write a thesis.