The Master of Arts program in Spanish affords an opportunity for specialized work in Spanish Linguistics, in Peninsular and Latin American literature, and in culture. The program is of particular value to those who plan to teach Spanish in the secondary school or at the community college level and to those who plan to continue work toward a doctorate in Spanish.

Admission as a classified graduate student in Spanish requires:

  • a baccalaureate degree;
  • a minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 units attempted;
  • a satisfactory score on the Graduate Examination designed and administered by the Spanish Area of the Department of Foreign Languages. The student must take the Graduate Examination prior to entrance into any 200 series graduate course and must successfully pass the entire examination before being advanced to candidacy. The student may pursue graduate work while concurrently correcting any deficiencies noted as a result of the examination and must retake the exam sections failed only after the passage of one semester. Three-summer MA applicants will take the Graduate Exam during their first summer in the program and will retake any sections not passed during the second summer that they attend the program. Consult the Graduate Coordinator in Spanish regarding steps to complete this requirement; and
  • completion of the following Sacramento State courses (or equivalents): LING 130, SPAN 100, SPAN 102, SPAN 103

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