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The nationally recognized Department of Spanish & Portuguese at KU offers a comprehensive graduate program in Spanish language, literature and cultures. The major emphasis of teaching and research is literature and cultural studies; however, the department also offers courses in literary theory, Portuguese language, and Brazilian literature. Our faculty is dynamic, professionally active and committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching

We offer flexibility in the choice of fields, which are defined both by traditional geographical and chronological parameters and by thematic topics. Study abroad programs are available in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Salvador, Brazil; San José, Costa Rica; and Barcelona, Spain. Our students are a diverse group, and we encourage applicants from traditional and nontraditional backgrounds.

Teaching assistantships are available to qualified graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in Spanish. Stipends are competitive. Appointments are half-time for the academic year. University fellowships are available for outstanding students. 

Professor Robert Bayliss
Chair of Graduate Admissions


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