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The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a comprehensive undergraduate program in Spanish language, literature, and culture, as well as Portuguese language and Brazilian literature and cultural studies minor. Our faculty is dynamic, professionally active, and committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching. Currently the program has approximately 100 undergraduate majors. Advanced undergraduate courses in grammar, composition, conversation, literature and culture are offered every semester on campus, and in summer study abroad programs in Argentina, Spain, and Brazil. The Department also sponsors semester programs in Salamanca, Spain, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, with opportunities to complete requirements in the major or the minor. Click here for more information on Study Abroad programs. We offer flexibility in the choice of fields, which are defined both by traditional geographical and chronological parameters, and by thematic topics. Our students represent a very diverse group, and we encourage equally applicants from traditional and non-traditional backgrounds.


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The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a comprehensive graduate program in Spanish language, literature, and cultures. Our faculty is dynamic, professionally active, and committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching. While the major emphasis of teaching and research is literature, the department also offers courses in literary theory, cultural studies, Portuguese language, and Brazilian literature. Our Department offers flexibility in the choice of fields, which are defined both by traditional geographical and chronological parameters, and by thematic topics. Our students represent a very diverse group, and we encourage equally applicants from traditional and non-traditional backgrounds.

Admission to our graduate program is competitive. We value, but do not require, an undergraduate major in Spanish. Our minimum admissions requirements stipulate completion of 15 semester credit hours of literature courses in Spanish at the survey level or above. We are looking for applicants with outstanding academic records, regardless of undergraduate major. If you are applying, make sure that you submit a completed application with all required supporting documents. It is your responsibility to make sure all required information has been received and that it is correct and current.


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