Saint Louis University

Spanish (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) | Master of Arts Degree

The Master of Arts degree program in Spanish offers a holistic and diversified approach to the study of Spanish language, culture and literature, making possible for students to gain a solid, up-to-date background in Spanish Studies and to broaden their perspective within specific areas of interest. Course offerings include Peninsular and Latin American literature, Afro Hispanic literature, film, art, women writers, linguistics and teaching methodologies.

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Application Deadline for Beginning Term The Application Package Apply Online
Feb. 21 (Priority Deadline*)
Rolling (Final Deadline)
May 1 (International)
Three (3) Letters of Recommendation; GRE or Miller's Analogy Test score; Resume; Professional Goal Statement; Writing Sample in Spanish. An interview is desired.
(Advantages of the web application)
Oct. 31 (Priority Deadline*)
Rolling (Final Deadline)
Sept. 1 (International)
Summer: No admittance
Tel. No.: 314.977.2459
Chair: Annie Smart, Ph.D.
Graduate Director: Karen Secrist, Ph.D.


*Priority Deadline: Applicants who submit a completed application for admission by this deadline will be eligible to apply for Saint Louis University graduate assistantships. Please contact a representative from the degree program or the Office of Admission for more information.

Check our English Proficiency Policy page for specific TOEFL and IELTS score requirements. You may also visit our international prospects, applicants and students page for more information about international application requirements.

Admission Profile
  • The program is suited to those planning or already engaged in professional careers such as teaching or international affairs
  • Qualified students may choose to add a minor in French or other areas compatible to their M.A. in Spanish.

Credit Hours/Coursework: Thirty (30) hours of coursework; a final written examination; a final oral examination.  | Spanish Graduate Courses

Program Description: The program is suited to those planning or already engaged in professional careers such as teaching or international affairs. It also has a record of providing excellent preparation for those electing to continue doctoral studies. | Graduate Studies in Spanish

Careers Possibilities: Teacher; Foreign Service Officer; Translator; Travel Consultant. 

Curriculum & Program Details: Courses are offered year-round at the St. Louis campus as well as at our campus in Madrid, Spain.  Students may fulfill all or part of the program requirements on either campus. | Description of the M.A. Spanish Program at SLU | Saint Louis University, Madrid campus -- M.A. in Spanish 

About the Spanish Faculty: Our faculty members have national and international recognition and offer a diverse array of academic disciplines. | Spanish Faculty | Madrid Faculty

Scholarships & Financial Aid: Many full-time students receive financial support through teaching assistantships or research assistantships. Qualified students may also apply for a one-semester research assistantship in Madrid, Spain. | Graduate Education Assistantships | Graduate Education Fellowships | Father Rosario Mazza Endowed Graduate Fellowship | Student Financial Services at SLU

Program Highlights: The Annual French and Spanish Graduate-Undergraduate Student Symposium is held every spring semester on the beautiful downtown Saint Louis University campus. Spanish masters students at the St. Louis campus can opt to take some of their courses at the Madrid campus. You'll also find the Language Resource Center (LRC) accessible to Spanish graduate students. | Saint Louis University - Madrid

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