The Department confers Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Spanish. The graduate program has a student enrollment of about forty-five, roughly a third of whom are native speakers of Spanish. The program offers a variety of courses and seminars equally balanced between Spanish and Spanish-American literature. Individual programs of reading and research on topics not covered by courses are frequently arranged.
In addition, the Department places great emphasis on extensive faculty-student contact outside of the classroom. A Summer Workshop on Argentine Literature in Resistencia, El Chaco, for example, provides a unique opportunity to study Argentine literature and its creative process with some of the most important writers in Argentina today. For further information about graduate studies in Spanish, please check the links below or contact the Director of Graduate Admissions, Professor David T. Gies.