The Master of Arts (MA) in Spanish curriculum is designed to provide broad preparation through research and creativity. The graduate program offers options for scholarship, creativity, and practice. Besides learning and discussing ideas from the close reading of texts, students have the opportunity to explore modes of original expression and knowledge creation. Students gain skills for advanced research and the analysis of literary and cultural texts from the Hispanic world and from in-depth comparative study of Spanish-speaking and bilingual cultural production. Students can choose to concentrate in literary studies, linguistics or creative and professional writing, or an interdisciplinary blend. The Master of Arts degree in Spanish offers the opportunity for an in-depth view of Hispanic studies in specialized areas that underscore the diversity of the Hispanic world. Interdisciplinary elective courses work offers an opportunity to further understand the Hispanic world in its geographical, cultural, and social variations.
The MA in Spanish prepares students to pursue a range of career paths, from going to study for a PhD, to careers as teachers at the high school or junior college levels, as well as other professions for which a knowledge of Spanish and Hispanic cultures is important: international business, cultural affairs, homeland security, public administration, non-profit organizations, tourism and entertainment.
For more information, visit our website at https://liberalarts.tamu.edu/hisp/.