M.A. degree program in Spanish
HEGIS code 1105
NYS SED program code 02035

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Students in the M.A. in Spanish program acquire a solid foundation in the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. They become adept at various modes of textual analysis, and learn to approach literary works in ways that show their continued vitality and relevance. Coursework also includes advanced grammar and stylistics and research methods. This combination prepares students either for employment in middle and high school language departments or for further study at the doctoral level.

Program Heads

Office Hours
Perez, Vanessa Program Head 718 951 5000 x5451 4239 Boylan Hall vperezrosario @ brooklyn.cuny.edu By appointment


Admission Requirements

Department Modern Languages and Literatures
Fall Application Deadline April 1st - Rolling Admissions
Spring Application Deadline November 1st - Rolling Admissions
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions: transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.' http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply/documents.php), two letters of recommendation. Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 500, 173, 61


Matriculation requirements
Applicants must offer at least 18 credits in advanced courses.
General matriculation and admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission."

Degree requirements
Thirty credits are required for the degree.

Students must pass a written and oral comprehensive examination and complete a substantial research paper, in Spanish, acceptable to the department. They may take the comprehensive examination beginning in the semester in which they will have earned 18 credits. The writing of the thesis may take place during a one-credit tutorial, Spanish 7790G, to be taken as the final course of the student's program. Spanish 7990X, however, is not required for the degree.

Information about requirements for the comprehensive examination is in the section "Academic Regulations and Procedures."

Courses in the Modern Languages and literatures Department offered toward the degree must be 7000-level courses.

The program of study must be approved by the department. The following courses are required: Spanish 7170X, 7010X, a course in Peninsular Spanish literature, a course in Latin American Literature, and either Spanish 7610X or Spanish 7620X.