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Master of Arts in Spanish

The Department of Spanish at Western Michigan University offers a Master of Arts degree with possible emphases in:

In addition, graduate courses are available in foreign language methodology. The Master of Arts in Spanish consists of 30 credit hours of course work and normally is completed by full-time students in two years, although some students finish the program in less time.

The program prepares students to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy in Spanish or for further graduate study in other fields, such as European Studies, Latin American Studies, translation and interpretation, comparative literature and law. It also offers high school teachers an excellent opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills as a means of career advancement.


See the admission requirements for this program.

Program requirements summary for the M.A.

A complete list of requirements appears in WMU's Graduate Catalog.


Reading list

The M.A. reading list will serve as a guide for student preparation.

Comprehensive exam

Successfully complete comprehensive written and oral examinations in Spanish that cover course work and three areas of the reading list.


For any questions regarding program requirements, please contact the graduate advisor.