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Foreign Languages and Literatures Master's Program
Master of Arts
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures' graduate program is designed to provide students with a broad background in Spanish language, literature, and culture. The majority of the department’s graduates have entered teaching careers, continued on to doctoral studies or secured a position in business or government. Students in the program form a small and relatively intimate group. Graduate seminars are kept small, averaging ten students, and students are given individual guidance throughout their course of study.
Visit the Department Web Page for more detailed program information.
No official deadline exists for the Spanish master of arts program; admission is on a rolling basis. However, applications submitted after the Graduate School's official financial aid deadlines are considered only as space permits, even if the applicant is not requesting financial aid. The deadlines for financial aid consideration are February 15 for the following fall term and November 15 for the following spring term.
- Read all application instructions prior to beginning an application.
- A completed application form and fee A completed online application form and fee.
- Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities except Marquette.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- A writing sample in Spanish. This can be a term paper from one of the applicant’s undergraduate Spanish courses.
- For international applicants only: TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
Teaching assistantships in Spanish are available to candidates on a competitive basis. Private scholarships may also be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.
Trinity Fellows Program
Students interested in this master's program may want to consider applying for the Trinity Fellows Program as well. Trinity Fellows is a graduate fellowship program dedicated to developing urban leaders with a commitment to social and economic justice. Trinity Fellows participate in a 21-month study/ work program while earning a master's degree. Those who have completed a full-time service program (minimum 10 months), and/or have worked for 2+ years in the nonprofit sector are eligible to apply. Details and instructions to apply are found on the Trinity Fellows website.