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Master of Arts in Spanish


Program Description

The Master of Arts Program in Spanish at the University of Colorado Denver offers an alternative to exclusively literary studies that traditionally lead to doctoral programs. By integrating language, literature and cultural studies with ancillary work in other disciplines, the degree provides the broader expertise desired by those who plan to pursue or are already pursuing careers outside the university.

Student Learning Goals

This program aims to provide students with language skills and cultural knowledge that will lead to careers in business and international trade, government, teaching, and social services. Specifically, students will learn:

  • to understand the intricacies of the Spanish language and its history
  • to develop a working knowledge of some of the most important works created in Spanish, in disciplines including literature, film, linguistics and cultural history
  • to develop the linguistic proficiency in Spanish to engage in intellectual discussion in both academic and non-academic settings using standard pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary
  • to think, speak and write analytically and critically about culture

Application Deadlines

Spring Admission: Oct. 15
Fall & Summer Admission: March 15