We offer M.A. and Ph.D. degrees with specializations in Spanish American Literature, Peninsular Spanish Literature, and Hispanic Linguistics. Multi-year competitive financial support in the form of teaching assistantships is available only to doctoral students. These awards include a monthly stipend, tuition remission, and health insurance. Moreover, university fellowships are available on a competitive basis. Please note: MA-degree terminal students do not qualify for an assistantship. Summer teaching appointments are given to a limited number of students.
The Department has an active and multinational group of faculty and graduate students with literary, linguistic and cultural interests in several fields. We offer opportunities for graduate study during the summer to meet the diverse needs of high school teachers. Our graduates have experienced successful career placement.
The Department is the home of Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea, an international journal, and the Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies. A research assistantship is given for those involved with the scholarly publications sponsored by the unit.
For admissions requirements and deadlines for the Master of Arts in Spanish, click here.
For admissions requirements and deadlines for the Doctor of Philosophy in Spanish, click here.
For further information:
Professor José Manuel Pereiro-Otero
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
1114 W. Berks St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6089