Spanish Graduate Degrees
On the graduate level, the Spanish-Portuguese Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers the following degrees:
- M.A. in Spanish: Master of Arts in World Languages with a Major in Spanish
- M.A. in F.L.L.: Master of Arts in World Languages and Literatures with a concentration in Spanish & Linguistics
- M.A.T.: Master of Arts in Teaching
Other helpful Graduate Studies information:
- Applications for Graduate Programs
- Frequently Asked Questions about Spanish Graduate Studies at PSU
- Spanish BA or Equivalency Questions
- Oral and Written Proficiency Requirements for Spanish Graduate Programs
- Graduate Assistantship Application
- Graduate Assistant Evaluation Form
- Admissions Information and Advice for Spanish Graduate Applicants
- Guidelines for Spanish MA/MAT Papers
- Spanish MA Checklist
- Spanish MAT Checklist
- MAT-GTEP Dual Enrollment Process
Master of Arts in Spanish (M.A. in Spanish)
The M.A. in World Language is a graduate degree with a major in Spanish language and literature. It is available with a thesis and a non-thesis option. The thesis option is generally recommended for students who intend eventually to obtain a doctorate. The non-thesis option is often appropriate for those who intend to use their M.A. coursework as direct preparation for secondary-school teaching or another career. Students should consult with their adviser to determine the best option.
Master of Arts in World Languages & Literatures (M.A. in W.L.L.)
The M.A. in World Literature and Language is a graduate degree with concentration in a primary, a secondary language, and linguistics. The primary language may be Spanish; the secondary language may be Chinese, French, German, Japanese, or Russian.
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
The M.A.T. degree program, while designed especially for those who wish to strengthen their preparation to teach Spanish in secondary schools and two-year colleges, is open to anyone wishing to pursue graduate work in this language.