The Hybrid Delivery Mode Spanish M.A. is designed to enable students to attain a high level of proficiency in the Spanish language and literatures written in Hispanic countries, to solidify understanding of linguistic processes in standard and dialectal varieties of Spanish, and to employ the language skillfully in such pursuits as teaching, writing, translating, and communications, or as preparation for doctoral study. Several of the required seminars for the Spanish M.A. are offered in either an online or hybrid delivery mode in order to incorporate distance learning opportunities.
Admission to the Program
In addition to applying to the University, applicants must file a departmental application for admission along with official transcripts of all previous college work. Students who hold a B.A. from Cal State LA only need a printout of their unofficial transcript along with their application. These documents must reach the department early in the semester preceding that in which course work for the degree is to begin. Applicants who hold a baccalaureate from Cal State LA and have not attended another college since graduation must also file a departmental application early in the semester preceding graduate enrollment and provide a hard-copy of their unofficial transcript.
In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish or equivalent, a minimum 2.75 overall undergraduate grade point average, and a B (3.0) grade point average in upper-division Spanish coursework, with at least one course in each of the following areas: Spanish Linguistics, Literary Analysis, Peninsular Literature, and Spanish-American Literature. Applicants who have not completed the following courses or equivalents with a 3.0 GPA may be admitted conditionally and will be required to take them as qualifying courses: SPAN 3050, SPAN 4010, SPAN 4080 or SPAN 4100, and SPAN 4110 or SPAN 4130. Applicants whose B.A. is neither in Spanish nor from a university where the language of instruction is Spanish may also be required to demonstrate advanced oral and written proficiency in the language in order to be considered for conditional admittance to the program.