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College of Liberal Arts

Admissions Requirements

In addition to meeting the admission's requirements of the Graduate School, the applicant for admission to the graduate program should have a Bachelor's degree with a major in Spanish. Students with other majors who have a knowledge of Spanish and at least 18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) of relevant courses on the junior-senior level may be admitted. Studrents not meeting these minimum requirements may apply and the Graduate Admissions Committee will evaluate their cases individually. If accepted, students not meeting minimum requirements in course work or in language proficiency may need to take additional course work to make up the deficiency.These courses will not count towards fulfilling the degree requirements. Students who meet requirements for admission to the Graduate School but do not meet departmental requirements may register as unclassified students for specific graduate courses in the department only with consent of the instructor and authorization from the graduate director.

Minimum requirements

The applicant for admission should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree Spanish
  • If not, have at least 18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) of courses on the junior-senior level in Spanish
  • Grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in upper division courses taken towards the Spanish degree.