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MA in Romance Languages

The master of arts degree in Romance Languages is offered in three emphasis areas. Students must choose one of the emphasis areas listed below:

    - French
    - Spanish
    - Language Teaching

Details on the requirements for the programs are listed under each emphasis. General information on requirements is below.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete a total of 30 credit hours at the graduate-level to earn their MA degree. At least 15 hours must be in courses at the 8000 level or above.  The total number of credit hours in special readings (7960), problems (8085) or any combination of both may not exceed 12. The number of credit hours in special readings (7960) within the student’s major field may not exceed three per semester. Graduate Instructors with no pedagogical experience, or those who have not completed a graduate course in foreign language teaching methodology, will be required to take FRENCH 7120 Foreign Language Teaching Methodology or SPAN 7120 Foreign Language Teaching Methodology

Non-native speakers will be required to complete an online proficiency assessment with the appropriate course coordinator before a decision on their admission status is finalized by the department.