The Spanish option of the Romance Languages MA, which is open to native and non-native speakers alike, is designed to provide students with enhanced proficiency in Spanish (for non-native speakers) and intercultural competence relevant to Spain and other Hispanophone nations, regions and minorities in an interconnected global context. The development of analytical skills in relation to Spanish and Latin American (as well as Latinx) language, culture, and linguistics, as well as familiarity with cutting-edge pedagogical practices, all aim at optimal preparation for success in attaining academic and professional goals. The department is committed to providing this training by means of the best facilities and technology available, and by relying on a staff of teachers and scholars with commensurate international experience and expertise.

The Spanish option of the Romance Languages MA has two tracks: the standard track (emphasizing literature and film) and the applied linguistics track, each with or without a thesis. Both tracks are open to qualifying Accelerated Masters Program students who complete their BA while commencing the MA.