The Master of Arts program in Spanish at St. John’s University allows students to immerse themselves in the literature, language, and culture of the Hispanic world, preparing them for further scholarship, teaching at all levels, and many related careers.
The program offers a thesis and a non-thesis option. The thesis option requires students to complete three credits in each of the following concentrations:
Peninsular Literature before 1700
Peninsular Literature of the 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries
Spanish-American Literature from Pre-Columbian through the 19th Century
Spanish-American Literature from Modernismo to the Present
In addition, students in the thesis option take 12 elective credits in any concentration and six credits of Master’s Research (900). Students in the non-thesis track take a minimum of three credits in each concentration and 18 credits of elective coursework. All students sit for a comprehensive exam to complete their degrees.
Students in the M.A. Spanish program may be eligible to join St. John’s Epsilon Kappa chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, and to receive the prestigious Gabriela Mistral Award, which is presented to outstanding students of Spanish who are active members of Sigma Delta Pi.