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

Entry requirements

To matriculate in the M.A. Spanish program, you must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. You should submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and any prior graduate work showing a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.

You must also have completed at least 24 credits of foreign language coursework, with 18 credits in advanced study of Spanish and 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 will allow you to immerse yourself in the literature, language, and culture of the Hispanic world, preparing you for further scholarship, teaching at all levels, and many related careers.

The program offers both a thesis and a non-thesis option. If you elect the thesis option, you’ll complete three credits in each of the following concentrations:

  • Linguistics
  • Peninsular Literature before 1700
  • Peninsular Literature of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Centuries
  • Spanish-American Literature from Pre-Columbian through the Nineteenth Century
  • Spanish-American Literature from Modernismo to the Present

You’ll also take 12 elective credits in any concentration and six credits of SPA 900 (Master’s Research). If you elect the non-thesis track, you’ll take a minimum of three credits in each concentration and 18 credits of elective coursework. Regardless of which track you choose, you’ll also sit for a comprehensive examination to complete your degree.

As a graduate student in Spanish at SJU, you may be eligible to join St. John’s Epsilon Kappa chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, and to receive the prestigious Gabriela Mistral Award, which is presented to outstanding students of Spanish who are active members of Sigma Delta Pi.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Department of Languages and Literatures