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Ranked as a top graduate program in the nation by the National Research Council, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers an MA degree In Spanish with emphasis/track in Peninsular and Latin American Literature or Hispanic Linguistics. It also offers a PhD degree in Spanish with an emphais/track in Peninsular and Latin American Literature or Medieval and Early Modern Hispanic Literatures.

All students are eligible for graduate teaching assistantships.These appointments include a monthly stipend, tuition remission, and cover all student health insurance premiums. Grants and fellowships (summer, research, travel) are also available by application.

Our graduates have secured excellent jobs as teachers and researchers. Recent PhD graduates hold tenure-track jobs at schools such as Dartmouth, Middlebury, Carnegie Mellon, Wake Forest, Texas A&M, University of San Diego, Lehigh University, West Point Military Academy, the University of Texas at Austin, Colorado College, and Temple University.

The University of Colorado at Boulder is centrally located in the foothills of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, just 35 minutes northwest of Denver. Boulder is recognized for its ideal geographical setting. It is protected by the mountains so our winters are mild and the summers sunny and dry. Boulder is rated the "#1 Sports Town in America" by Outside Magazine, and offers countless year-round recreational activities. Take advantage of the 200 miles of public hiking and biking trails, approximately 43,000 acres of open space or the Boulder Creek Path, which runs through the middle of town. It is a few hours from many of Colorado's world-famous ski resorts.


For more information, please contact the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies or the Spanish and Portuguese Department.

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