Spanish Grad Student Selfie

Students take a break between classes outside of Leutze Hall (L-R) Megan Koelb, Erika Hollingsworth, Paula Álvaro Crites, Leslie Dobkin, Stephanie Forgash, and George Adams.

Why Choose Graduate Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington?

How to Apply

Opportunities for Student / Faculty Collaboration:

Our students work closely with faculty who are experts in their fields of study in order to create original, meaningful scholarship. Our students are encouraged to seize the opportunity to develop their passions and interests. Many first and second-year students travel to conduct research, present their findings at national and international conferences, and publish articles in peer-reviewed journals and books.

Diverse Course Offerings:

Unlike many graduate programs where students take almost all work in either literature or linguistics, at UNCW students take a wide variety of courses in the linguistics, literature, film studies, history, culture, and pedagogy, among other topics. Many of our graduate courses in Spanish are taught in the evening which allows us to serve traditional as well as non-traditional students.

Financial Support:

We offer a number of teaching assistantships through which students gain extensive training and real-world experience in teaching a second language. We also offer merit-based scholarships as well as grants for research and travel to academic conferences.

A Supportive Academic Community:

We are invested in the academic and professional success of our students. We view the relationship between faculty and graduate student as one of supportive collaboration. Our primary goal is to empower students to accomplish their professional goals, whether that is teaching Spanish at the university level, pursuing a Ph.D., or working in a field where proficiency in Spanish and knowledge of Hispanic cultures are key.

We invite you to explore our programs and all that UNCW offers. If you are interested in our program, have questions, or would like to schedule an appointment or campus visit please send an email to Dr. Amanda Boomershine, coordinator of graduate programs in Spanish.

How to Apply

For more information contact:

Dr. Amanda Boomershine
Department of World Languages and Cultures
UNC Wilmington
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: (910) 962-7922

Or contact:

Kimberly Goerne Harris
Graduate School Admissions
UNCW, Wilmington, NC 28403-3297
Phone: 910-962-7449
Fax: 910-962-3787