Sep 23, 2021
The goal of the Master of Arts in World Languages - Spanish program is to improve the cultural knowledge and linguistic proficiency of students, enhancing their professional skills and/or preparing them for further graduate study.
General objectives of the program include:
- Development of advanced-high level skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in the chosen foreign language;
- Analysis of current cultural patterns, literary material and/or technical information; and
- Acquisition of research skills.
Applicants must meet the following requirements
- Minimum Graduate School requirements
- Candidates must hold undergraduate majors or minors in the language of their specialization, with an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 and a grade point average of 3.0 in courses in the target language.
- Candidates must complete an oral proficiency interview in the language of their specialization with a rating of “Advanced-low” on the ACTFL scale (Additional Information ).
- Two letters of recommendation
- A personal statement in the language of specialization.
- Conditional admission may be granted to candidates with deficiencies in target language proficiency. Such candidates must successfully complete deficiency courses including, but not limited to, SPNH 443L5 - Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition and SPNH 444L5 - Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition . Graduate credit will not be granted for these courses.
The faculty of the language area of specialization will review applications.
Mónica Millán, Ph.D. | 316 Alexander | 734.487.6732 | email@example.com
Students in the program must complete a cultural immersion experience of at least six weeks in a country where Spanish is predominant. Students may satisfy this requirement through an EMU study abroad program in Spanish or through participation in a similar program of study sponsored by another accredited U.S. university upon approval of the faculty of the Spanish program. Students should select a study abroad program in consultation with a faculty advisor prior to enrollment in any such program. Students who believe they have already fulfilled this requirement through previous experience may petition to have the requirement waived of reduced; if the petition is approved, the candidate may substitute up to six hours of restricted electives for the international study experience.
Students must, in consultation with the teacher, complete a Master’s Research Project in the FLAN 650 - Graduate Research Seminar course.
Degree Requirements: 30 hours
The Master of Arts in World Languages (Spanish) requires 30 hours of course work to be distributed as follows:
Required Courses: 18 hours
Restricted Elective Courses: 12 hours
Choose 12 credit hours from the following: