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
Alonso, Alejandro Associate Professor 718.951.5451   alonso @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Tues, Wed, 11 a.m.-noon
Ebert, Christopher Associate Professor     cebert @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Wed, 1-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. E-mail for zoom details


Admission Requirements

Department Modern Languages and Literatures
Fall Application Deadline May 15th - Rolling Admissions
Spring Application Deadline November 1st - Rolling Admissions
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

1. 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)

2. Two letters of recommendation.


I. F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam. TOEFL- 79, IELTS- 6.5, PTE- 58-63

Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) N/A, N/A, N/A


Matriculation requirements
Applicants must offer at least 9 credits in advanced courses, and demonstrate advanced proficiency in Spanish (according to ACTFL standards).

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 as follows,

1. One research methods class: Spanish 7170X
2. One linguistics class
3. Two Latin American literature and culture classes
4. Two Peninsular literature and culture classes
5. Three electives. One may be taken outside the Modern Languages and Literatures Department after consultation with the Graduate Deputy.
6. MA Thesis: Spanish 7790X

Students must write and orally defend a substantial research paper, in Spanish, acceptable to the department. The writing of the thesis takes place during Spanish 7790X, to be taken as the final course of the student's program.

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.