Master of Arts in Spanish
Spanish – MA5229
Department of Modern Languages
Gordy Hall, Room 283
Athens, OH 45701
Delivery Mode: Athens Campus
Terms of Entry: Fall
The Master of Arts program in Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages offers students a rigorous program wherein they learn to analyze literature, become informed observers of linguistic usage, and acquire advanced language and cultural skills. This is a full-time program. Normative time to completion is four semesters (two academic years).
Program Learning Outcomes
Successful graduates of our Master of Arts program will be able to:
- demonstrate deep knowledge of the target language and culture
- compare and contrast world cultures
- identify and describe major literary movements
- explain how an individual literary work reflects the literary movement in which it was created
- analyze literary and other cultural products creatively through appropriate theoretical and historical lenses
- analyze linguistic phenomena in terms of syntax, dialectology, phonology, and historical linguistics
- design and carry out an original research project, write up results using conventions appropriate to the discipline
- present research results to an audience of professors and peers
- implement teaching strategies in line with current language acquisition theories
Opportunities for Graduates
Approximately 25% of M.A. graduates go on to Ph.D. programs, 25% accept teaching positions in high schools or colleges/universities, 25% go abroad to teach or work, often via nationally competitive awards such as Fulbright, and the remaining 25% pursue a variety of other endeavors.
Link to Program: http://modlang.ohio.edu/graduate/graduate-spanish/
Admission requires a completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or graduation from a foreign institution with a degree that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
The following application materials must all be submitted online prior to January 15th for priority consideration:
- Online application form along with a nonrefundable application fee submitted to the Graduate College via the following link: http://www.ohio.edu/graduate/apply/. Information on fees, reference forms and graduate programs can also be found at this link.
- Official transcripts and diplomas from post-secondary schools, sent to the Graduate College.
- Students can upload a copy of their transcript, marksheets, diploma and/or degree certificates with their on-line application, but they must also submit official copies by mail. An official transcript is one that arrives in an envelope that has been sealed by the issuing institution.
- If these documents are not in English, students will need a certified translation into English.
- All non-native English speakers must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting official test scores for either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). TOEFL scores must be sent directly from ETS to Ohio University (code 1593). On the TOEFL, we require a minimum of 80 on the Internet based exam with all section scores at least a 17 and a speaking score of 24 to be considered for an assistantship. On the IELTS, we require a composite score of 6.0 with a speaking score of 7.0 and at least a 6.0 on all bands.
- Three letters of recommendation (preferably from professors who can comment on students’ academic progress). A letter from an employer is also very valuable.
- A written statement of purpose in either English or Spanish, and an essay response in the language not chosen above to: Describe an episode in your life where you needed to show leadership qualities, and explain how you grew from the experience.
- After initial review of applications, the graduate committee will schedule a telephone interview with the strongest candidates prior to making offers of admission.
This program permits full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to this program.
Complete a minimum of 48 credit hours as follows: