Taught course


St John's University · St John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants to the M.A. in Spanish program must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or be in the last semester of college. Prospective students should submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and any prior graduate work showing a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. To enter the program, students must have completed at least 24 credits of foreign language coursework, with 18 credits in advanced study of Spanish with a 3.0 minimum grade point average for these courses.

Months of entry

January, August

Course content

The Master of Arts program in Spanish at St. John’s University allows students to immerse themselves in the literature, language, and culture of the Hispanic world, preparing them for further scholarship, teaching at all levels, and many related careers.

The program offers a thesis and a non-thesis option. The thesis option requires students to complete three credits in each of the following concentrations:

  • Linguistics
  • Peninsular Literature before 1700
  • Peninsular Literature of the 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries
  • Spanish-American Literature from Pre-Columbian through the 19th Century
  • Spanish-American Literature from Modernismo to the Present

In addition, students in the thesis option take 12 elective credits in any concentration and six credits of Master’s Research (900). Students in the non-thesis track take a minimum of three credits in each concentration and 18 credits of elective coursework. All students sit for a comprehensive exam to complete their degrees.

Qualification and course duration


full time
2 years months

Course contact details

Robert Medrano