Master of Arts in Spanish

Interested students are welcome to apply for Fall 2018 admission to the MA in Spanish program as early as October 1st, 2017. The final departmental deadline is February 15, 2018.

Master of Arts in Spanish Program Admission Requirements

Prospective students must have:

  • a Bachelor of Arts degree
  • a minimum 3.0 GPA in their last 60 attempted semester units (90 quarter units)

Completion of all 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
  • Ling 130 or English 110A or an equivalent introductory course in linguistics
  • One course in Peninsular Literature
  • One course in Latin America Literature
  • One course in Hispanic Culture
The Application Process

The Sacramento State admission process requires the formal application to be reviewed by both the Office of Graduate Studies and Department of World Languages and Literatures.

Part I: Applying to the Office of Graduate Studies

Note: There is a $55 fee to apply to the Office of Graduate Studies and the application must be submitted online. Students should consult the Office of Graduate Studies website for more information on the application process.

Part II: Applying to the Department
  • Cover letter/Statement of Purpose: Briefly introduce yourself and provide contact information (phone number, mailing address and email address), then include a one-page Statement of Purpose (discussing your interest in the program) written in English or Spanish.
  • A five-page writing sample in Spanish from any previous coursework that was graded by an instructor.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • A copy of your transcripts from all post-secondary institutions.

Send all departmental materials by no later than February 15th, 2018, to:

Dr. Euisuk Kim
Graduate Coordinator in Spanish
California State University, Sacramento
Department of World Languages and Literatures
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6087