The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers graduate study in Spanish leading to the Master of Arts degree. The program is designed to provide students with a broad background in Spanish language, literature, culture, and language teaching methodology. The majority of the department’s graduates have entered teaching careers, continued on to doctoral studies, or secured a position in business or government.

The following pages are meant to serve two purposes: to give an introduction to the Department for students considering applying to its programs, and to serve as a reference guide to the Department’s resources, policies and requirements. Enrolled graduate students should follow the links below for more detailed information on regulations and on course descriptions.

Students in the Department’s graduate program form a small and relative intimate group. There is a personal and caring atmosphere here in which graduate students interact closely with both faculty and undergraduates. Graduate seminars are kept small, averaging ten to twelve students. Students are given individual guidance throughout their course study. Each student works directly with the Director of Graduate Studies, who serves as the adviser for their graduate program.

We hope you will consider our graduate program. If you would like to come for a visit, please notify us in advance so that we may arrange for you to see our facilities and meet our faculty.

Dr. Anne Pasero, Chair
Professor of Spanish

Drs. Scott Dale and Todd Hernandez
Associate Professors of Spanish and Co-Directors of ADP and MA


The Graduate School Foreign Languages & Literatures Master of Arts (M.A.) in Spanish, Plan B


Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree Program [ADP]



Master's Reading List

Learning Outcomes for Spanish MA

ACTFL Proficiency Guidlines


Marquette University Graduate School
Holthusen Hall, 305
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-7137 * Fax: (414) 288-1902

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Lalumiere Language Hall, 474
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-7063 * Fax: (414) 288-7653


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