Spanish, Master of Arts

Fall Admissions Deadline: May 1st
Spring Admissions Deadline: November 30th

The M.A. in Spanish at CCNY is designed to offer students advanced courses in Hispanic literatures as well as advanced studies in Spanish language and literary theory. The program prepares students for careers in research and teaching and provides a solid cultural and linguistic competence that gives students the possibility to explore career options in interpreting, translating, diplomatic service, editorial work, social services, commerce, and business. The Master of Arts degree also opens opportunities for students to pursue doctoral programs at major institutions.

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Cultivating Spanish Language and Literature Scholars: ONLY HERE AT CCNY

Fully Hyflex program program that students can attend at their own pace

Home of Review Literature and Arts of the Americas, the major U.S. forum for contemporary Latin American and Caribbean writing

Hosting Institution of the Cátedra Vargas Llosa

Students have opportunities to participate in Study Abroad Programs in Argentina and Spain

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Student Info

The M.A. Program in Spanish is ideal for teachers of K-12 Spanish, those planning to work in international settings, those interested in teaching Spanish at a community college or as a university instructor, or those considering doctoral studies. The ideal candidates for our M.A. Program in Spanish are those students who have completed their B.A. degree in Spanish. However, if students have completed their B.A. in other areas/fields, they can meet with the M.A. Director and discuss their individual situations and interests.

Faculty Info

Our graduate students are taught by outstanding teachers and scholars. The Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures is staffed with dedicated faculty members and mentors, many with awards for their teaching, research, and mentoring. We are a department of active scholars and gifted teachers with diverse research backgrounds within the areas of Hispanic literature as well as linguistics.


Spanish, MA Curricular innovation

Curricular Innovation

The M.A. Program works closely with the School of Education. The SoEd offers an M.A. degree in Secondary Spanish Education, which requires a portion of their courses to be completed in our M.A. Spanish program. This enriches our class discussions and provide a space for both groups to exchange ideas in the cultural, pedagogical, and philosophical fields.


Admissions Facts

Total Credits: 33

GRE Required: No

Minimum Language Test Scores: 500 (TOEFL PBT), 61 (TOEFL IBT), 6 (IELTS), 44 (PTE) or 85 (Duolingo)

Degree Awarded: M.A.

An undergraduate major in Spanish. If general scholarship is superior but preparation in the literature of the specialization is found to be insufficient, or if the student has not majored in the field, the student maybe admitted by approval of the Graduate Committee of the Department.

Supporting Documents Required:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement

Program Advisor: Prof. Devid Paolini

For more information, please visit the Program Website

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Last Updated: 12/05/2023 13:53