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Master of Arts in Spanish

An MA Individualized for You

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Program Quick Facts

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No GRE Required

We’re removing barriers to graduate education, which is why we don’t require the GRE.

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100% Online

Flexible, online classes make it easier to reach your goals while balancing work and family life.

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Affordable Tuition

NMSU Global Campus offers competitively priced tuition and scholarship opportunities.

Deepen Your Understanding of Spanish Language and Culture

In the Master of Arts in Spanish program at NMSU Global Campus, you get to focus on either linguistics or literature — whichever suits your interest.

With a linguistics focus, topics include the structure, phonetics, phonology, and pedagogy of the Spanish language. With a literature focus, you explore the poetry, prose, criticism, and film of Spanish artists from various historical eras.

Our faculty consists of recognized scholars in Latin American culture, Spanish and Brazilian literature, and other academic fields, such as drama, gender studies, and border studies. Best of all, this MA program is 100% online, so you can pursue your degree from anywhere in the world. NMSU Global Campus helps you meet your academic goals on a flexible schedule!

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Career Pathways

NMSU Global Campus provides you with the professional skills you need to develop a successful career in education, administration, or translation in diverse public and private institutions. Here are just a few of the career paths you might take with this valuable master’s degree:

  • Civic Service Agencies
  • Education
  • Foreign Cultural Affairs
  • Homeland Security
  • International Business
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Public Administration
  • Travel, Tourism, and Entertainment
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“You don't have to travel to campus and do in-person classes. With NMSU Global Campus, you can do it online at your own pace. You can be flexible and at home in your own environment.”

Rita D., Class of 2024

Whether you choose to focus on linguistics or literature, the MA in Spanish from NMSU Global Campus deepens your understanding of Spanish language and culture. You get to choose which courses you take, giving you the opportunity to individualize the program to your specific interests.

If you opt for the linguistics focus, you could choose to study bilingualism from a psycholinguistic perspective, or examine the relationship between language and society in the Spanish-speaking world. If you pursue the literature track, topics could include literature from the Mexican Revolution, postmodern Spanish novels, and creative writing.

Once you choose an area of interest, you prepare for the final examination that will take place at the end of your degree program. This examination is partially written and partially oral, and will be based on the reading list from your selected area of study.

Delivery Format: 100% online
Program Credits: 36 credits
Program Length: 2 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
College: Arts and Sciences
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The MA in Spanish at NMSU Global Campus is available in Fall, Spring, and Summer and requires a minimum of 36 credits. 30 of those credits must be earned at the 500 level, and the remainder must be above the 450 level. These courses should be concentrated in your chosen area of study, either linguistics or literature. There are no required core courses, so you should work closely with your advisor and the Graduate Director to establish an individualized degree plan.

Admission requirements include:

  • A BA in Spanish with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • A statement of purpose
  • A resume, written in Spanish
  • Three letters of recommendation from qualified professionals
  • 12 semester hours of upper-division undergraduate Spanish courses (with a 3.0 GPA) 
  • All details can be found on the department’s webpage
Sample Courses Credits
SPAN 508: Teaching Literature with Technology 3
SPAN 509: Teaching Culture with Technology 3
SPAN 561: Advanced Spanish Phonetics 3
SPAN 589: Spanish Sociolinguistics 3
SPAN 591: Advanced Study in History of the Spanish Language 3
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You may complete a minor at the master’s level by taking 9 credits (3 courses) at the 500 level or above. For instance, if you’re studying linguistics, you may wish to obtain a minor in literature. The minor credits count towards the 36 total credits required for your degree.

At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU and NMSU Global Campus students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

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*For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.