Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Master of Arts in Spanish


Granada Center

1032 W. Sheridan Rd

Chicago, IL 60660

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Spanish

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Graduate courses in Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Loyola University Chicago are designed for students who seek professional growth in the areas of language proficiency, research skills, linguistics and in-depth interpretation of literature and culture. Courses cover a wide range of topics and exemplify different critical approaches. Members of the faculty welcome scholars in pursuit of the rewards of intellectual stimulation and of heightened multicultural and historical consciousness. Our courses are attractive both to those who wish to earn a PhD and to elementary and secondary teachers who seek professional advancement. Recent graduates have gone on to earn their doctorates at Columbia University, UC Davis, UW Madison, SUNY Buffalo, and the University of Tennessee, while others have begun their teaching careers at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Loyola Academy, and other schools in Chicago, the greater metropolitan area, and beyond.

The program offers graduate courses in a number of areas. Our students experience both the traditional lecture/discussion courses and the graduate seminar. All graduate classes are conducted by full-time members of the department. Specific attention is given to the individual needs of students through directed readings and research studies. Graduate students also have the opportunity to work as Program Assistant to the Director of our undergraduate summer study abroad program at Universidad Loyola Andalucía, in Córdoba, Spain.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Eligibility Requirements:

Test Requirements: There is no GRE test requirement.The OPIc test (Certified Oral Proficiency Test by computer)is required for applicants with a degree awarded by a university where Spanish is not the official language. Students from the Chicago area can contact the GPD to set up an appointment to do the test. Others, please go to https//:www.profluentplus.com/ to set up an account. English Language Testing Requirements: TOEFL: 550 paper, 79 IBT. IELTS: 6.5 Special Application Instructions: None Prerequisite Requirements: None

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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