Our MA program offers students two options: Peninsular and Latin American Literatures and Hispanic Linguistics.
Unique among other departments in the country, the Spanish and Portuguese Department at CU-Boulder offers two distinct tracks to our PhD students: A PhD in Medieval and Early Modern Hispanic Literatures, and a PhD in Peninsular and Latin American Literatures.
The MA/Peninsular and Latin American Literatures Option and the MA/Hispanic Linguistics Option require 30 hours of graduate course work.
Residence Requirement. PhD students must complete a minimum of one academic year in residence on the Boulder campus (excluding summer) within the four years immediately preceding the date on which they present themselves for the PhD comprehensive examination.
Language Requirement. Students must demonstrate, as early as possible before taking the PhD Comprehensive Examination, communication knowledge in Portuguese and one other modern language (subject to the approval of the student's PhD Supervisory Committee). English and Spanish are not part of this language requirement. Communication knowledge is defined as the achievement of the current minimal acceptable score of the Graduate School Foreign Language Test or completion of a fourth-semester college-level course with a grade of B or higher. A fourth-semester college level of Latin (with a grade of B or higher) will also fulfill part of this requirement and is highly recommended for the Pre-Modern Hispanic Literatures Option. Successful completion of PORT 2350 with a B or higher will satisfy the language requirement in Portuguese.
Areas of Concentration. Possible areas of specialization/dissertation work include: (1) Medieval Iberian Literature, (2) Golden Age Spanish Literature, (3) Colonial Spanish American Literature, (4) 19th Century Spanish American Literature, (5) 18th-19th Century Peninsular Literature (6) 20th-21st Century Peninsular Literature, (7) 20th-21st Century Spanish American Literature.
The department Graduate Committee evaluates all applications. In addition to the Graduate School's criteria for regular degree students, the department requires that entering students:
Teaching appointments, research appointments, graduate part-time Instructors, and fellowships.
University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Spanish
Graduate Program Assistant
McKenna Languages Building 126
Boulder, CO 80309-0278