M.A. Program in Hispanic Studies

See Admission for entrance requirements.

The M.A. program provides for two options. The minimum credit requirement for either option is 30.

Course-based M.A.

1.    This option requires 30 credits of coursework, up to 3 of which may be drawn from 400-level undergraduate courses in given in Spanish.

M.A. with Thesis

1.    This option requires 24 credits of coursework numbered 500 and above given in Spanish.

2.    Spanish 549 (6) a Master’s Thesis written in Spanish, English or French. The length of the M.A. thesis should be approximately 80 pages including the bibliography.

3.    A one-and-a-half hour oral thesis defence normally conducted in the target language.

When the language skills of a graduate student do not meet the expected standards of the Department during the first year of the program, this student, at the discretion of the Graduate Advisor, will have to take the appropriate undergraduate course(s) and obtain a minimum mark of 80%, in addition to the program’s course requirements

An annual progress report must be submitted by March 1st for every year that the student is enrolled in the program.

Time required for completion of program

The maximum time permitted for the completion of a Master’s Program is five years. In certain circumstances, it is possible to complete the M.A. in a twelve-month period.  The maximum period of financial support for full-time study in the M.A. program is two years. The program is available to students on either a full-time or a part-time basis. There is no formal residence requirement.

Please refer to the M.A Thesis Guidelines.