The Graduate Program in Hispanic Studies offers Certificates of Advanced Study at the pre-Master's and post-Master's level. The aim of the program is to prepare students to become first-rate scholars and teachers. To this end, the faculty places emphasis on providing students with a solid knowledge of literature and critical theory without neglecting a professional pedagogical training.
Degree Requirements for the Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study
Eighteen (18) semester graduate credit hours (six courses) of studyare required of candidates who wish to obtain a pre-Master'scertificate. Upon successful completion of course work with a minimum GPA of 3.0 a pre-Master's Certificate will be awarded. Those whoalready hold an M. A. degree in Spanish, or other, related fields may pursue specialized studies toward a post-Master's certificate. Upon completion of 15 credits (5 courses) of graduate study and with aminimum GPA of 3.0 the student will be awarded a post-Masters certificate of specialized study.
For admission to the Pre-M.A. certificate you will need:
B.A. in Spanish, Latin American Studies, or related program, and
- Application fee. $50 payable by credit card online, or by check or money order (made payable to Villanova University). The fee is waived for students with a Villanova degree, or for students currently enrolled in a program at Villanova.
- Official transcripts of all previous college work.
- An academic writing sample in Spanish (10-15 pages). Please submit it online.
- A statement of purpose (2 pages in English) about the reasons for your interest in the program and about your future plans (to be submitted online)
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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.