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College of Arts & Sciences

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Spanish provides broad preparation through research and creativity. Develop an in-depth view of Hispanic studies in specialized areas that underscore the diversity of the Hispanic world through this graduate program.

Through in-depth comparative study of Spanish-speaking and bilingual cultural production, you'll gain skills for advanced research and the analysis of literary and cultural texts from the Hispanic world.

Interdisciplinary elective course work explores the Hispanic world in its geographical, cultural and social variations.

The graduate program offers options for scholarship, creativity and practice. Besides learning and discussing ideas from the close reading of texts, you can explore modes of original expression and knowledge creation.

Master of Arts in Hispanic Studies Program Requirements

Customize Your Degree


You can choose a singular concentration or an interdisciplinary blend from our concentrations:

  • Literary studies
  • Linguistics
  • Creative and professional writing

Thesis and Non-Thesis Options

You will choose between the thesis and the non-thesis options.

The thesis track requires the submission of a monograph or major area paper. It is recommended for students who want to focus on their writing skills. All students with the creative/professional writing concentration must choose the thesis option.

The non-thesis track can include different combinations of discipline-focused course work, research and practice. Students develop their degree plans, research and writing projects with the guidance of an advisor and an advisory committee.

Faculty Expertise

The M.A. in Spanish at Texas A&M University coexists with the Ph.D. program in Hispanic Studies, an interdisciplinary graduate program.

The Spanish and Hispanic studies graduate faculty have a wide range of research interests and use a variety of methods and theoretical frameworks. Several faculty members are accomplished creative writers. Our graduate faculty has expertise in:

  • Cultural studies
  • Digital humanities
  • Film and performance
  • Gender and diaspora studies
  • Hispanic literatures
  • Historical and comparative linguistics
  • History and presence of Spanish in the U.S.
  • Iconography
  • Language acquisition and pedagogy
  • Language variation and change
  • Photography
  • Post-hegemonic and infrapolitical thought
  • Sociolinguistics

Careers & Continuing Education

The M.A. in Spanish will prepare you to study for Ph.D. in Spanish or to pursue a range of career paths:

  • Teaching at the high school or junior college levels
  • International business
  • Cultural affairs
  • Homeland security
  • Public administration
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Tourism
  • Entertainment