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New Grad Studenst 2015

Ph.D. Graduates Hispanic Studies, 2015
Are you ready for the challenge?

The graduate program offers both doctoral and master's programs in the fields of Hispanic literature and linguistics. These degrees are designed to help students who wish to pursue careers in college teaching and advanced university level research. In addition to offering a Ph.D. in Spanish with a concentration in literature or linguistics, the program also offers several variations of a master's degree. The department offers the traditional M.A. and an M.A. learning abroad program in  Salamanca, designed for elementary and secondary school teachers.

Degrees Offered


The M.A. program in Spanish (face to face) offers a perfect academic environment for students interested in advanced studies in the fields of Hispanic, Latin American and Peninsular literature, and Spanish linguistics. The program has been designed to provide knowledge and develop critical thinking on traditional and modern approaches used in these fields. The main goal of the M.A. program in Spanish is the preparation of future professionals to develop successful careers in education, administration, interpretation and translation in diverse public and private institutions. The M.A. program in Spanish provides a strong preparation to pursue advanced studies at the doctoral level.

For more information about the coursework, expectations, deadlines and the general progression of the master’s program, please see the M.A. Students Handbook.

M.A. General Requirements

Online M.A. in US Hispanic Studies

The Online M.A. in US Hispanic Studies is aimed at preparing a corps of well-trained teachers of Spanish and Hispanic culture for heritage language learners and allowing professionals from diverse fields (e.g., medical, business, the arts) to acquire the necessary tools to successfully work with the Hispanic community in the United States and in global environments. 


The department of Hispanic studies is at the forefront of research and teaching of Hispanic literature and Spanish linguistics. Our offering in Hispanic literature and linguistics now encompasses the literatures written throughout the Americas and Spain. Given Houston’s location, as well as Arte Público Press and the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Project at UH, our Ph.D. program offers an optimal environment in which to achieve excellence.

For more information about the coursework, expectations and the progression of the Ph.D. program, please see the Ph.D. Students Handbook.

Ph.D. General Requirements

Travel Awards for Graduate Students

Graduate Certificate: Spanish as a Heritage Language

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