Spanish Concentration

An innovative, interdisciplinary program

The MA in Foreign Languages with a concentration in Spanish offers students an opportunity to study a wide variety of topics from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Coursework includes the academic study of the language, literature, and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world (including the US) as well as applied linguistics, cultural studies, critical pedagogy, film studies, and Latinx studies.

Students can choose to simultaneously earn the graduate certificate in Spanish Heritage Language Education, which provides expertise on the linguistic, sociolinguistic, and cultural characteristics of Spanish-speakers in the US; heritage language educational policy; and social justice-oriented, antiracist approaches to teaching Spanish. Coursework can count for BOTH the MA and the certificate.

Funding opportunities

MA students in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages are eligible to apply for the following Graduate Assistantships. All of these assistantships provide a stipend and cover six credits of graduate tuition per semester.
  • Graduate Assistantship in Latinx Advocacy (open to all MA students)
  • Graduate Assistantship (expected) in Spanish tutoring (open to all MA students)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship (only students who have completed 18 graduate credits may apply)
Current and prospective students interested in applying should contact Dr. Lisa Rabin, Director of Graduate Studies.