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Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics Doctoral Degee Requirements

Program | Faculty | Master's | Doctoral | Courses

In addition to general university requirements for the degree, the following special requirements must be met:
1. A reading knowledge of two foreign languages pertinent to the student’s program at an intermediate level or one at an advanced level.
2. A minimum of 24 course credits beyond the M.A., including 9 in the major and 6 in the minor, plus SPAN 899 (12 credits minimum).
3. Two 700-level seminars (6 credits).
4. Course of Study:
Hispanic Literatures (Spanish, Spanish-American, or Luso-Brazilian):
A. Major Area: Four courses, covering two different areas including two courses taken for the M.A.
B. Minor Area: Two courses, including one course taken for the M.A.
C. Electives: All remaining credits required for the Ph.D.

Hispanic Linguistics:
A. Major Area: Four courses covering two (2) different areas, including courses taken for the M.A.
B. Minor Area: Two courses, including courses taken for the M.A.
C. Electives: All remaining credits required for the Ph.D.
5. Final written and oral examinations and oral dissertation defense.

Details of both programs are available upon request from the Department’s Graduate Program Director.