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A Master of Arts is an advanced degree awarded to students who have completed intensive studies in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Program requirements vary, but typically an undergraduate degree and entrance exam is necessary for admission.

What is an MA in Spanish? This graduate-level degree focuses on building cultural and language fluency in Spanish. Students typically review a broad range of cultural issues and study the application of language in different social situations while refining their Spanish skills. Students may choose to specialize in linguistics, literature, or cultural studies and different programs may offer the opportunity for narrowed focus on the Central and South American or European regions respectively. Language classes usually make up a large portion of the course load and are studied throughout the duration of the program.

Graduates tend to be highly culturally aware, obtain near or total academic fluency in the Spanish language, and gain professional-level translation abilities. These skills and experiences can prepare them for international careers and enable them to communicate effectively in multiple countries.

Factoring in costs for college is best accomplished by speaking directly with prospective schools. As no program or university is the same, fitting academic goals and budget should be done on an individual basis.

Bilingualism offers graduates a large variety of career opportunities, including those found in countries where Spanish is the dominant language. Graduates can directly apply their skills in fields such as human resources, international law and policy, service and education, translation, and hospitality. Job titles held by Spanish students include professional translators, political advisors, diplomats, import/export managers, social workers, teachers, and cultural liaisons.

Due to the language proficiency requirement, most universities offering an MA in Spanish call for students to attend on campus for part or the entirety of their degree. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Central Arkansas

All graduates will attain at least an advanced-high level proficiency in the four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) according to the standards set by the ... [+]

Designed for students with an undergraduate degree in Spanish, this program will broaden your expertise in Spanish language, culture, and literature while also bringing you up to date with current issues in Hispanic studies.

All graduates will attain at least an advanced-high level proficiency in the four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) according to the standards set by the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Graduates will acquire cross-cultural competencies that will serve them in a variety of career options, including education, business, and public service.

Graduate students who have earned teacher certification may take advantage of their graduate study to add an ESL and/or P-8 endorsement to their certificate.... [-]

USA Conway
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
30 hours
Campus
Central Connecticut State University

The Master of Arts in Modern Language is designed for students wishing to pursue language, culture, and literature work at the graduate level. ... [+]

The Master of Arts in Modern Language is designed for students wishing to pursue language, culture, and literature work at the graduate level.

Credits:

30 credits

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students in this program are expected to demonstrate:

an understanding of different literary approaches and research; an ability to analyze major works of literature in the language in which graduate work will be undertaken; knowledge of topics related to the cultures of the language in which graduate work is undertaken; and competence in the grammar and knowledge of the structure of each language in which graduate work is undertaken. Admissions Requirements:

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must also have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a 4.00 point scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work. Applicants for this degree program should have a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of 24 credits in preparation for each language in which graduate work will be undertaken. Only Italian or Spanish may be chosen as the language of specialization. With the approval of the advisor, candidates with sufficient backgrounds in a second language may be permitted to include up to two appropriate graduate courses in this language in their programs. The department’s Graduate Studies Committee reserves the right to assess a candidate’s oral and writing proficiency through an oral interview or written sample.... [-]

USA New Britain
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
Online
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU

The Americas / Las Américas ... [+]

MA Degrees in Spanish. Contents of the degree program Basic module: The Americas/Las Américas Compulsory elective module: Spanish language practice(Español avanzado) Compulsory elective module: English language practice Compulsory elective module: Area and region (Raum und Region) Compulsory elective module: North American studies North America: Culture & literature Latin America: Culture and literature (América Latina: Cultura y literatura) Compulsory elective module: Migration (Migration) Compulsive elective module: Human rights(Menschenrechte) Compulsory elective module: Latin American Studies (Estudios latinoamericanos) North America: Politics & society Latin America: Politics and society (América Latina: Politica y sociedad) Project module: The Americas/Las Américas Master’s thesis Occupational fields Cultural management International organisations Publishing and journalism In political education or in intercultural fields of work at the intersection of business, politics and culture Teaching and research International Semester(s) abroad (information only available in German) Partner universities of the Institute of English and American Studies (information only available in German) Partner universities of the Institute of Romance Studies (information only available in German) Qualification requirements ... [-]
Germany Nuremberg
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
American University - Washington, DC - College of Arts and Sciences

The MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies at American University offers customized tracks to allow students to gain an interdisciplinary understanding of Latin America ... [+]

The MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies at American University offers customized tracks to allow students to gain an interdisciplinary understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as expertise in translation, linguistics, and/or Spanish language teaching.

Master's students select courses as part of a 21-credit core curriculum that provides a strong foundation for the study of the cultural, historical, linguistic, and political complexity of the region. All core courses are taught entirely in Spanish. In addition to the core seminars, the Spanish: Latin American Studies master's program offers three 12-15 credit tracks that provide valuable training and professional skills for Latin American specialists:... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus