Qualified Spanish majors, interested in obtaining an MA inconjunction with their BA degree, may apply in the beginning of the second semester of their Junior Year (normally January).
To be eligible, these students must have:
Interested students who meet the above requirements must submit to Dr. Silvia Nagy-Zekmi, director of Hispanic Graduate Studies the following documentation:
The GRE exam will be waived.
Students accepted into the BA/MA program
Additional curricular issues include the following:
3 graduate courses that “double-count” taken in the senior year: standard undergraduate tuition
5 graduate courses: graduate tuition rate
2 graduate courses: tuition is waved for the last 2 graduate courses
|Academic Year||Fall Semester||Spring Semester|
|Freshman year*||SPA 1121 - Intermediate Spanish I||SPA 1122 - Intermediate Spanish II|
|Sophomore year||SPA 1131 - Conversation & Composition I||SPA 1132 - Conversation & Composition II|
|Junior year||2 SPA UG courses||3 SPA UG courses|
|Senior year**||1 SPA GRAD||2 SPA GRAD|
|5th year:||4 SPA GRAD||3 SPA GRAD|
|MA Comp. Examination||July (Summer session II.)|
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT for Prospective Students:
Special tuition-reduction for Primary and Secondary School Teachers and Administrators.
For on-line application for admission click here.
"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
For admission to the Pre-M.A. certificate: B.A. in Spanish, Latin American Studies, or related program, or the post-M.A. certificate: A Master's degree in Spanish, Latin American Studies, Romance linguistics, or related program, follow these steps:
Apply on-line: click here
Contact Dr. Silvia Nagy-Zekmi,Director of the Graduate Program in Hispanic Studies, to discuss your unique situation, qualifications and goals. Phone: 610-519-7478.
For more information about admission, visit the Graduate Arts and Sciences website.