The Master of Arts (MA) in Spanish from Wichita State combines advanced study in Spanish literature, civilization, linguistics and translation—and study-abroad opportunities. It allows specialization in Spanish language and literature and in Latin American literature.

Learn how Spanish is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

Admission to the Master of Arts program requires a 3.0 GPA in Spanish. Non-native speakers must have completed 24 credit hours of undergraduate Spanish beyond the basic language courses. Eight of these 24 credit hours should be at the junior-senior level (WSU classes 300 and above). Native speakers must have completed 12 credit hours of Spanish at the junior-senior level.

Inside the Program

Spanish Graduate Studies offers students the chance to teach

Graduate students pursuing a master's degree in Spanish could get the chance to teach.

During his time in the Graduate School at Wichita State University, Aaron Hoffman was one of nine students chosen for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship position in the Spanish Language Program.

WSU's Spanish program is designed to make people more marketable, and can create opportunities to hone their interpretation and translation skills or teach at a higher level.


The MA degree in Spanish requires the completion of 32 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree, including at least two seminars with research papers. All candidates must pass a written comprehensive examination based on two reading lists—Latin American literature and peninsular (Spain) literature—and an oral examination on an area of specialization of the student’s choosing.


A degree in Spanish from Wichita State will give you the knowledge and skills to pursue an advanced language degree—and opens doors to careers at home and abroad.