In the context of the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, the mission of the graduate programs in Spanish and Portuguese is to promote the study of Spanish and Portuguese-speaking worlds, while upholding a deep commitment to fostering cultural and intellectual diversity. With broad course offerings leading to M.A. and PhD degrees, students are encouraged to pursue their particular interests under the guidance of a diverse and dedicated faculty. At any given point, we have around 60 graduate students enrolled in our MA and PhD programs. These programs allow our students to specialize in one of the following areas: (i) Hispanic Linguistics; (ii) Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, and (iii) Lusophone Literatures and Cultures.