Online Spanish, M.A.

Program Curriculum

Course and Capstone Requirements:

Note: No more than nine credits at the 400 level may be counted toward the graduate planned program of study.

The MA program offers a selection of four specializations:

Hispano-North American Inter-University Master’s Degree in Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures Specialization 30 credits (Plan A or B)

Italian or Spanish for Certified Teachers Specialization 30 credits (Plan C)


This specialization is designed for Italian or Spanish teachers wishing to pursue further coursework in language, culture, and literature as well as in foreign language theory and methodology at the graduate level. Students who are teachers will develop, with their advisors, programs of study that take into consideration their educational background and degree of competency in the language.

Learning Outcomes:

In addition to the above mentioned learning outcomes, students in this specialization also are expected to demonstrate knowledge of major educational issues.


In addition to our general graduate admission criteria, students interested in this specialization for Certified Teachers must be certified, and have a baccalaureate degree, with at least 24 credits of the language in college or equivalent preparation, before being admitted to this program.


ML 598: must be completed within the first fifteen credits of planned program

Total Credit Hours:  6 Credits

Directed Electives

One culture/civilization course and two literature courses


As approved by advisor

Italian Specialization 30 credits (Plan A or Plan B)

Directed Electives. Select Option 1 or Option 2:

Option 1

Four literature courses as approved by advisor.

one culture and civilization course:

ITAL 588: may be repeated up to 3 times with different topics

Option 2

WL 550 Intensive Studies in Modern Languages 3 Credits


  6 or 9 credits selected from Option 1  

ML 550: may be repeated up to 3 times with different topics


Plan B:

  Comprehensive Examination  

Spanish Specialization 30 credits (Plan A or Plan B)