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MA in Spanish Application Guidelines

Carefully read our Master of Arts in Spanish Program information and our Current CSUS Online Catalog. All the information about the program is on these pages!

Two Pathways to the MA in Spanish

I am delighted to learn of your interest in the CSUS MA program in Spanish. Interested students may pursue the Sacramento State Master of Arts degree in Spanish on campus during the regular fall-spring academic year, or by means of the Department's MA Summer Travel/Study programs offered in Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru. To view past Travel/Study program brochures and information, go to our Spanish Travel Study webpage.

Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 Application Deadlines

We are currently welcoming interested students to apply beginning October 1, fall 2013 for the following summer 2014 MA Travel/Study abroad pathway or for the fall 2014-spring 2015 academic year program on campus. The final deadline for summer and fall 2014 applications is: February 1 to the Department, and March 1 to the Office of Graduate Studies.

The Office of Graduate Studies and the Department of Foreign Languages

Prospective students must formally apply to both the CSUS Office of Graduate Studies and the Spanish area of the Department of Foreign Languages at the same time. Carefully read our Master of Arts in Spanish Program information. All the information about the program is on these pages. The main MA program admission requirements are the following:

Spanish MA Program Admission Requirements

Prospective students must have: 1) a baccalaureate degree; 2) a minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 attempted semester units (90 quarter units) in order to be considered for the program; and 3) verification of completion of all MA program course prerequisites:

Spanish 100 or an equivalent course in literary analysis
Spanish 102 or an equivalent course in Spanish phonetics
Spanish 103 or an equivalent course in advanced Spanish grammar
Linguistics 130 or an equivalent introductory course in linguistics
One course in Peninsular literature
One course in Latin America literature
One course in Hispanic culture

Applying to the Department

To formally apply to the Department of Foreign Languages, please send to me the following bulleted items in one envelope by the February 1 deadline:

  • A brief cover letter: Introduce yourself and please provide us with all pertinent contact information (home phone number and address, e-mail address that you check daily) and state specifically which semester you are applying for (fall, spring, or summer, including the year), followed by a 1-page Statement of Purpose (your interest in the MA program) written in English or Spanish.
  • A 5-page writing sample in Spanish (from any previous coursework) that was graded by an instructor.
  • 2 letters of recommendation if you did not complete your BA at CSUS.
  • One sealed copy of your official transcripts.

Send to:

Dr. Joseph A. Klucas
Graduate Coordinator in Spanish
California State University, Sacramento
Dept. of Foreign Languages
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6087

Applying to the Office of Graduate Studies

At Approximately the same time as you apply to the Department, you must also file the following with the Office of Graduate Studies prior to the March 1 deadline:

  • an online graduate school application for admission; and
  • two sets of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, other than Sacramento State:

http://www.csus.edu/gradstudies/GRADADM.htm

(Note: There is a $55.00 charge to apply to the Office of Graduate Studies and the application must be done online. Students should consult the webpage of the Office of Graduate Studies - not the graduate advisor - to see exactly what documents are required as part of the application process. Fall on-campus applicants must scroll down and select Spanish, whereas Summer pathway applicants must scroll down and select Spanish Summer or down to the major code XSPA-CCE on www.csumentor.edu)

Summer MA Travel Study students who have been recommended by the Department of Foreign Languages and who are applying online to the Office of Graduate Studies must also fill out the Travel Study Application from linked below and then send it to the College of Continuing Education (CCE):

http://www.csus.edu/fl/spanish/ts.htm

($1000 deposit required). To ensure a place in the program, please mail this application and deposit by no later than February 15th to:

Credit Registration, College of Continuing Education
California State University Sacramento
3000 State University Drive East
Sacramento, CA 95819-6103

This may be done before official acceptance from the Office of Graduate Studies.

The Summer MA pathway does not provide financial assistance or scholarships. You should consult the normal avenues for financial assistance or, if you are a teacher, your school district may offer development funds for graduate work. Probable program sites for the next three years after Spain (2012) include Guatemala (2013), Peru (2014), and Spain (2015).

Sincerely,


Dr. Joseph A. Klucas
Professor of Spanish
Graduate Coordinator in Spanish
Department of Foreign Languages
6000 J Street
Sacramento State University, CA 95819-6087
Tel: (916) 278-6652
E-mail:
klucasja@csus.edu

 

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