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Spanish Graduate Programs

Graduates of the Spanish M.A. and Ph.D. program prepared to meet the demands of highly competitive positions in the United States and Latin America.

Application Process

The University of Maryland’s Graduate School accepts applications through its ApplyYourself application system. Before completing the application, applicants are asked to check the Admissions Requirements site for specific instructions.

All application materials must be submitted electronically.

Completed applications are reviewed by an admissions committee in each graduate degree program. The recommendations of the committees are submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School, who will make the final admission decision.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Hobsons online application’s helpdesk for any technical issues.  For questions related to the admissions process, prospective students may contact the Graduate School.

*Due to deferrals, graduation delays during pandemic, and reductions in available funding, admissions to our graduate programs will be more competitive for Fall 2021. Applicants should note that we are an affirmative action department and that we remain especially interested in recruiting strong African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American students to our Ph.D. and M.A. programs. 

Information for International Graduate Students

Please see the Graduate Admissions Process for International applicants before getting started.

The University of Maryland is dedicated to maintaining a vibrant international graduate student community. The office of International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) is a valuable source of information and assistance for prospective and current international students. 

Please note that there is a TOEFL requirement of 100 or above to be fully admitted to our program. 

Spanish M.A.

The M.A. in Spanish provides students the opportunity to further their study in three areas: Spanish literature, Latin American literature and Hispanic applied linguistics. 

Explore the Spanish M.A.

Spanish Ph.D.

The Spanish Ph.D. is primarily a research and specialization degree, culminating in the writing of a dissertation.

Explore the Spanish Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies

Laura Demaría

Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Professor, Spanish and Portuguese

(301) 405-0142