Academic Programs

Earning a Master's degree in Hispanic Studies pre- or a post-master's or certificate from Villanova is an enriching experience, whether you plan to use your degree as a stepping stone to further graduate or professional study, a launching pad to a career or as a way to enhance your existing career with new skill sets. This is a challenging program that offers opportunities for study at all levels of complexity. Regardless of your focus, the program will enhance your skills.

The Hispanic Studies graduate program offers:    

Master's degree
Admission requirements for the MA degree 

* Pre-M.A. certificate of Advanced Study.pdf
(B.A. in Spanish, Latin American Studies, or related program is needed to qualify.) Specialized study in Hispanic Literature, or Hispanic Cultural Studies.

For specific admission requirements for the graduate certificates click here.

Accelerated BA/MA program

For information about all the graduate programs in Hispanic Studies contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Adriano Duque.


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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT for Prospective Students:
Special tuition-reduction for Primary and Secondary School Teachers and Administrators.
For on-line application for admission click here.

Current students:
For information regarding comprehensive examinations on the policies of the Office of Graduate Studies click here, and regarding graduation click here.

What our graduates say about the Program:

"I was particularly pleased with the courses in cultural studies and postcolonialism and with the opportunity to learn about postmodernity in Spain and Latin America."        -Sue Davis, Prof. Emerita of Political Science, University of Delaware '10

"The graduate program in Hispanic Studies at Villanova is an excellent academic experience. The program maintains a fine balance between reading primary materials, learning the work of contemporary and past scholars, and developing original ideas through writing and research. It is also a community; each of the professors takes a very personalized approach to their classes and students know their professors on a personal level."     -Brian Yates '07