The Department of Romance Languages offers graduate courses in French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish leading to Master of Arts degrees in French, Spanish, or Romance Languages and to the Doctoral degree in Romance Languages. We are a dynamic and collaborative interdisciplinary department that favors a contextualized and integrated approach to the study of language and culture. We seek to prepare our students to enter the profession as both teachers and scholars. Our faculty comprises a range of specialists offering courses in linguistics and literature. Our students have won competitive assistantships, awards, and scholarships and go on to productive careers as teachers and researchers at secondary and university levels. For further information regarding programs, courses, faculty, students, requirements for the MA and PhD degrees, as well as our graduate handbook and more, please visit our website. Application deadline is January 8.

Degree Awarded: MA

Degree Code: MA_SPAN; MA_SPAN_NT (Non-Thesis)

Spanish faculty members teach linguistics (including applied linguistics, discourse analysis, historical linguistics, second language acquisition, pragmatics, semantics, and sociolinguistics) and literature (of Spain, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Latino U.S. with specializations in literary periods from the Middle Ages to contemporary). Students are guided through the program by their faculty advisor. Most students who want a chance to teach are able to do so as departmental teaching assistants while completing their degree. A teaching assistantship offers a tuition waiver and a stipend. Out of state tuition waivers are also available for graduate students not holding an assistantship. Requirements for the MA degree in Spanish (linguistics option): 24 credit hours, 6 credit hours for the thesis requirement, MA exams, thesis defense, and demonstrated knowledge of another Romance language. Requirements for the MA degree in Spanish (literature option): 27 credit hours, 3 credit hours for the thesis requirement, MA exams, thesis defense and demonstrated knowledge of another Romance language.

School/College: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Old College
Athens, GA 30602-1732

706-542-3400

Academic Department: Romance Languages

Gilbert Hall
Athens, GA 30602-1815

Graduate Coordinator: Rachel Gabara

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