Graduate Spanish students climb Snake Mountain.

Our MA in Spanish allows you to prepare for admission into doctoral programs or follow careers in academia, government, business or the nonprofit sector.

Alumni have launched careers in fields such as teaching, academic administration, social work, and speech and language pathology.

Curriculum

Credits must include the following:

  • Two courses in Spanish or Latin American civilization and culture
  • Three language/linguistics courses
  • 6560 Literary Analysis
  • Three literature courses (6560 may not be counted as one of these)
  • Three electives (candidates preparing for a teaching career are advised to take at least one course in the area of professional preparation)
  • Symposium presentation

You have several options for completing your degree:

Option 1

(6 weeks each)

Spanish School, Vermont

Option 2

(6 weeks each)

Spanish School, Vermont

Middlebury School in Buenos Aires

Option 3

(6 weeks)

Spanish School, Vermont

Middlebury School in Madrid

Spanish School, Vermont or Buenos Aires

Option 4

(6 weeks)

Spanish School, Vermont

(accelerated)

Middlebury School in Madrid

Specializations

Choose one specialization. MA candidates beginning summer 2019 who are teachers or plan to be teachers and wish to take a pedagogy course but also want to specialize in linguistics may substitute one pedagogy course for one of the three linguistics electives. Therefore, you would earn a specialization in linguistics with 5 language/linguistics courses and one pedagogy course. The same would apply to someone earning a specialization in literature. You would earn the literature specialization with 5 literature courses and one pedagogy course.

Literature

  • Two courses in civilization and culture
  • Three courses in language/linguistics
  • One 6560 course
  • Six courses in literature

Teaching Methodology

  • Two courses in civilization and culture
  • Three courses in language/linguistics
  • One 6560 course
  • Three courses in literature
  • Three courses in professional preparation

Linguistics

  • Two courses in civilization and culture
  • Three courses in literature
  • One 6560 course
  • Six courses in language/linguistics

Generalist

  • Two courses in civilization and culture
  • Three courses in language/linguistics
  • One 6560 course
  • Three courses in literature
  • Three elective courses distributed across the various fields