Graduate Program

If you are applying to the Joint MA, you will need to apply to both the Languages, Literatures and Cultures Graduate Program and the English Graduate Program.

Students entering the program are advised to read thoroughly the most recent Graduate Studies Manual and familiarize themselves with the existing options and procedures.

The Department of Language, Literature, and Cultures offers a 12-credit graduate certificate in Spanish Linguistics and Literary Studies (SLLF-CT).

MA
in
Spanish

Our MA in Spanish allows graduate students to learn from scholars who produce innovative work that is critically minded and theoretically driven.

Our faculty links disciplines as diverse as literature, linguistics, language pedagogy, and translation to prepare our students for entrance into competitive PhD programs, a variety of teaching opportunities, and any number of additional career possibilities.

"¿DE DONDE ERES?"

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Four Options

  1. Departmental MA: selective focus on language, literature and culture (2 years)
  2. Interdisciplinary MA: language, literature and culture as well as another field in the humanities (2 years)
  3. Joint MA: combination of a Language, Literatures, and Cultures M.A. and an English M.A. (TESL) (3 years)
  4. The Department also offers a 12-credit graduate certificate in Spanish Linguistics and Literary Studies (SLLF-CT). This option is open to students from other departments, as well as to non-CSU or non-degree seeking students with a bachelor’s degree.

Funding

Highly qualified candidates may receive funding in the form of assistantships, scholarships, or an hourly position as the manager of the LLC Language Lab.

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) are selected based on their linguistic competence in Spanish and on their experience. They typically teach first and second semester language courses.

Scholarships may also be available for graduate students who do not teach. The Language Lab Manager position is offered annually to a non-teaching, admitted graduate student. There are also scholarships for conference travel and for excellence in teaching and research.

CÓMO
SOLICITAR

How
To Apply

Please apply online on the Graduate School Webpage.

Submit Application Materials

After submitting your online application and paying the application fee, begin submitting your supporting materials to complete your application:

  • Upload a variety of supporting documents directly to your application.
  • To submit official transcripts, contact your previous institutions to request they submit official transcripts to Colorado State University (use institution code 4075).
  • Candidates from countries in which English is not the official language must also provide evidence of competency in English equivalent or higher to: a TOEFL PLT score of 550, or a TOEFL IBT score of 80; a IELTS score of 6.5; or a Pearson PTE score of 58. To submit test scores, contact the testing agency to request that scores be sent directly to Colorado State University (use institution code 4075). For a list of countries exempted from the English Proficiency Requirement click here.

For any documents that cannot be uploaded, submit paper copies directly to the Graduate School at:

CSU Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

"ESTA
DO DE LA APLICA"

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Check Application Status

View the status of your application at any time to ensure your application checklist is complete or to check on updates.

Please note that if you are applying to the Joint MA, you will need to apply to both the Languages, Literatures and Cultures Graduate Program and the English Graduate Program.

Students entering the program are advised to read thoroughly the most recent Graduate Studies Manual [link] and familiarize themselves with the existing options and procedures.

Reading Lists

Students need to bring copies to the defense of the Thesis/Portfolio/Project

Theses & Projects Defended