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Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese Department

Spanish: The Department confers Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Spanish. Most of the students are in the Ph.D. program and either enter with an M.A. from another institution or obtain one in passing after the end of the second year of study.

Self-supporting students who wish to pursue only the M.A. are encouraged to apply and welcomed. Please find more information about the M.A. Program here. Current undergraduate students who are interested in the five-year B.A./M.T. in Elementary Education should consult the program information in the Curry School of Education.

The graduate program has a student enrollment of about forty, roughly a third of whom are native speakers of Spanish. The program offers a variety of courses and seminars equally balanced between Spanish and Latin American literature. Individual programs of reading and research on topics not covered by courses are frequently arranged.

In addition, the Department places great emphasis on extensive faculty-student collaboration in research and teaching. For further information about graduhe studies in Spanish, please consult the links below or contact the Director of Graduate Admissions.

Italian: The Department offers a graduate course of studies leading to the M.A. in Italian language and literature. Please visit our undergraduate and graduate pages for more information on our programs.

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