The MA in Hispanic literatures and linguistics at UMass Amherst is a perfect opportunity to further your language skills and cultural knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese. 

When you begin the program, you’ll be assigned an advisor in your general area of concentration within the MA: Iberian studies, Hispanic linguistics, Latin American and Latinx studies, Portuguese and Brazilian studies, or translation in the Hispanic and Lusophone world. You will also have the option to choose a double concentration. 

The MA culminates in either an exam or a research thesis. Either way, you’ll be well prepared to further your graduate work or pursue careers in the field.

Spanish majors at UMass Amherst can also opt to work towards an accelerated MA in Spanish. This program allows students to receive the MA with just one year of graduate work by completing requirements while still undergraduates.