Apply to USF Now | Graduate Admissions | Events & Workshops | Giving to the Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Spanish (SPA)

Catalog Photo

Master of Arts (M.A.)
CIP Code: 16.0905
College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 36

Contact Information:
College of Arts and Sciences
World Languages Department (WLE)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue CPR446
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
David Arbesu
Phone: 813-974-2548
Email: arbesu@usf.edu

Website: http://www.cas.usf.edu/languages/


Faculty Search: Arts and Sciences Faculty List


Major Information

The Spanish section of the Department of World Languages supports a broad, intellectually driven approach to teaching language, culture and literature in higher education. Languages and cultures are complex, multifunctional phenomena that link an individual to other individuals, to communities and to national cultures. The graduate major in Spanish offers students academic and practical training in the languages, literatures and cultures of the Spanish-speaking communities of Spain, Latin America, and the United States. Students who receive a Masters of Arts in Spanish from the Department of World Language Education at USF become well-educated communicators with deep translingual and transcultural competence. Thus, they are exceptionally prepared to either continue studies leading to the Ph.D., or find careers in related fields such as the teaching profession, translation, government and civil service and agencies, legal and paralegal services, or foreign and domestic business enterprises.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

TOP


Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: February 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: February 15

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • undergraduate 3.00 GPA
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation
  • A two-page statement of purpose in Spanish
  • an oral interview in Spanish (can be done by phone, video, Skype, etc)
  • If degree is from abroad student must pass TOEFL with a score of at least 213 (computer-based test), 79 (internet-based test), or 550 (paper-based test)
  • Approval from the Graduate Director in case of degree from another discipline

Admissions Status: Apply

TOP


Major Requirements

Total Minimum Hours: 36

Core Requirements 3 hours
SPW 6806 Introduction to Hispanic Graduate Studies (3)

Courses - 33 hours
Select courses from:
SPW 5135 Colonial Spanish American Literature (3)
SPW 5339 Golden Age Drama (3)
SPW 5375 Latin American Short Story (3)
SPW 5387 Spanish American Prose (3)
SPW 5405 Medieval Literature (3)
SPW 5465 19th Century Literature (3)
SPN 5525 Modern Spanish American Civilization (3)
SPW 5597 Latin American Culture in Fantastic Literature & Film (3)
SPW 5605 Cervantes (3)
SPW 5725 Generation of 1898 (3)
SPW 5934 Selected Topics (3)
SPW 6427 Golden Age Novel (3)
SPW 6485 Post Civil War Literature (3)
SPN 6845 History of the Spanish Language (3)
SPN 6846 Spanish Paleography & Textual Criticism (3)
SPW 6775 Caribbean Literature (3)
SPW 6910 Directed Research (1-19)

Students may substitute up to 6 semester hours with courses in another related area, as approved in advance by the Graduate Director.

Thesis (6 hours)
SPW 6971
Students who choose to undertake MA thesis work will complete 6 semester hours of SPW 6971 Thesis: Masters under the direction of a faculty member. These 6 credits count towards the 33 credits of coursework listed above and are taken in lieu of two of the courses in the list.

Comprehensive Exam
Successful completion of a c omprehensive e xam (typically taken in the second semester of the second year).

OTHER INFORMATION
To obtain a copy of the Masters of Arts in Spanish handbook, please visit the Department of World Languages in CPR 419.


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

TOP


USF Degree Requirements

See USF Degree Requirements —
http://www.grad.usf.edu/policies.php

TOP


Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

TOP


Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

TOP


Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

FOW6085, SPW5135, SPW5355, SPW5387, SPW5388, SPW5405, SPW5465, SPW5605, SPW5725, SPW5726, SPW5934, SPW6427, SPW6485, SPW6775, SPW6910, SPW6971,