Make the most of your graduate school experience.

Prepare yourself for an exciting career through any of our graduate programs. Visit the links below to learn more about the variety of options and paths available. 

Our MA is geared towards recent graduates and professionals seeking to further their knowledge of and enhance their professional opportunities in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world. We also offer an accelerated MA which Spanish majors can access before graduating with their BA.

The MAT aims to prepare future teachers to obtain a teaching licensure.

Our PhD is for those interested in becoming higher-education teachers and scholars. The doctoral program has five different concentrations, offering the opportunity to specialize in:

  • Iberian Studies
  • Hispanic Linguistics
  • Latin American and Latinx Studies
  • Portuguese and Brazilian Studies
  • Translation in the Hispanic and Lusophone World

You may also take courses in other departments, typically within the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

UMass Amherst belongs to a university consortium known as the Five Colleges, which includes Smith College, Hampshire CollegeMount Holyoke College, and Amherst College. As a graduate student at UMass, you have access to courses across the Five Colleges and can benefit from the mentoring of a diverse cohort of faculty across these institutions. See the directory of affiliated faculty from UMass and the Five Colleges.

Enhance your degree with interdisciplinary graduate certificates, offered in conjunction with other programs and departments of the Five Colleges. These certificates include Film StudiesLatin American, Caribbean, and Latino StudiesAdvanced Feminist Studies, and Cognitive Science, among others.

Check out the profiles, research interests, and academic accomplishments of our graduate students.

Or learn more about the dissertation topics and current positions of our recent PhDs.