ADDITIONAL GRADUATE ADMISSIONS RESOURCES
Graduate Admissions Office
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Master of Arts degree programs in Spanish are offered in these two areas of concentration:
Students must successfully complete 33 credit hours of coursework and a comprehensive examination. Students who anticipate enrolling in a Ph.D. program elsewhere after completing the M.A. are urged to write a thesis. Students who write a thesis must successfully complete 27 hours of coursework and pass a modified comprehensive examination.
Specific course requirements amount to 12 semester hours and include MCLS 60000 for all candidates; and SPAN 68215 for candidates in the modern languages; students must enroll in the latter of these in their first fall semester. Candidates in Spanish must successfully complete at least three additional courses, one in each of the three major literary genres (poetry, drama and prose).
A maximum of 6 semester hours of individual investigation research may be applied toward the degree.
Students must successfully complete 36 semester hours of coursework and a final project, a portfolio, or a comprehensive examination. Additionally, students will complete an exit oral interview and an exit essay examination in the language in which they are earning their degree. Specific requirements include courses in the student’s second language (12 hours): SPAN 68215, SPAN 58216, and 6 hours of literature and culture/civilization courses.
In addition, students must successfully complete MCLS 50660,* 60601, 60661, and 60698 (12 hours), 9 hours of graduate courses in second language pedagogy, and 3 hours of graduate electives.
Students are encouraged to enroll in study-abroad programs (limit 6 hours) and in specialized workshops in advanced language or pedagogy (limit 4 hours). Departmental permission must be obtained before enrolling in such programs.
*Students who are already licensed to teach language in Ohio may, with departmental approval, substitute a graduate second-language pedagogy elective for MCLS 50660.
Online admissions applications are required. Domestic applicants apply through Graduate Studies and international students apply through International Admissions. In addition to submitting the standard application, official transcripts, and application fee required by university, departmental requirements include:
If you have questions about admissions materials required, contact Karil Klayko at 330-672-7007.