Spanish

Spanish MA: Online & Main Campus Programs

Earn an MA in Spanish on campus or online! Limited GTA positions are available for those who want to earn a stipend while working in the Spanish Conversation Center or teaching their own SPN 120 or 201 courses.


For more information, contact the Graduate Coordinator, Amanda Boomershine (boomershinea@uncw.edu).


Program Goals


Raise the Level

Raise the level of communicative competence of native and non-native speakers of Spanish

Provide Critical Skills

Provide critical and practical skills necessary for analyzing, assessing, and addressing academic and societal issues related to Hispanic cultures

Provide Knowledge

Provide knowledge and advanced skills in the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures necessary for higher-level graduate work

Increase, Improve and Promote

Increase, improve and promote cultural understanding and awareness of regional, national and international Spanish-speaking communities

Train Professionals

Train professionals ready to work and interact with the Latinx population in the U.S. and abroad

Alumni Placements


  • Spanish Instructors in Universities and Community Colleges
  • K-12 Education
  • PhD Candidates in Spanish
  • International Organizations
  • University Administration
  • Community and Social Organizations

Degree Requirements


30 Semester Hours

The M.A. program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate study and the successful completion of capstone written and oral individualized comprehensive exams based on coursework.

Thesis or Non-Thesis

Students may choose between a thesis or non-thesis option. You can find more information about the degree requirements here.

Admissions Information


Applying to Join Our Program

If you are considering applying to join our program, we invite you to consult the detailed information on our Prospective Students page.

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall Admission: July 1 (with March 1 being the deadline for priority consideration for financial aid and assistantships)
  • Spring Admission: October 15
  • Summer 1 Admission: April 15
  • Summer 2 Admission: May 15

Inquiries

Please contact the Graduate Coordinator (boomershinea@uncw.edu) for any admissions related inquiries. We look forward to supporting you throughout the application process.

Cost of Attendance


Up-to-Date Information

You can find up-to-date information about tuition and fees here.

2021-2022 Year

For the 2021-2022 year, the tuition and fees per credit hour are as follows:

In-State & Out-of-State Tuition & Fees (Per Credit Hour)
In-State Tuition & Fees (per credit hour) Out-of-State Tuition & Fees (per credit hour)
Online MA $295.29 $1,063.57
Main Campus MA $417.46 $1,185.74
Graduate Certificate $417.46 $1,185.74

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