Sep 26, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Spanish, M.A.


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The Department of World Languages and Cultures offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Spanish. The Master of Arts degree emphasizes advanced study in the language and cultures of the Spanish speaking world, including courses of particular interest to foreign language teachers.

Degree Requirements


A student must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in all courses counting towards the Master of Arts degree. Only courses passed with a grade of B or higher will count toward the degree.

Basic Requirements


  1. Students may choose to emphasize a particular field of study - literature, culture, or linguistics/pedagogy - by (A) selecting a faculty advisor in that field, (B) taking a minimum of 2 courses in that field, and (C) writing a thesis or a non-thesis paper in that field.(See Thesis/Non-Thesis Option below)
  2. A final Master’s portfolio (See the WLC graduate student portfolio guidelines here: wlc.gsu.edu/m-portfolio-information/)
  3. An oral exit interview
  4. Proficiency in a language other than Spanish

Thesis/Non-Thesis Option


Thesis Option


  • Twenty-four hours (24) of graduate coursework
  • A written thesis proposal
  • At least six hours of thesis research
  • A thesis
  • Graduate assistants are required to enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours each for the fall/spring semesters and 9 credit hours for the summer semester. These credit horus will consist of courses required for the prescribed program of study, as well as additional hours of SPAN 8999  Thesis Research and SPAN 8895  Research.

Non-Thesis Option


  • Thirty hours (30) of graduate coursework
  • A revised research paper. (See WLC graduate handbook)
  • Graduate assistants are required to enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours each for the fall/spring semesters and 9 credit hours for the summer semester. These credit horus will consist of courses required for the prescribed program of study, as well as additional hours of SPAN 8999  Thesis Research and SPAN 8895  Research.

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