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Applying to Our Graduate Program

Thank you for your interest in the University of Wyoming’s Master of Arts program in Spanish.  The Department of Modern and Classical Languages currently requires a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 111/120 for international students. Currently, no GRE score has been set for applicants.  If you have taken the GRE, please include your score in your application.

Preferred deadline to apply to the program is January 31 each year for admission to the fall semester of that year (example, apply in January 2021 in order to begin in Fall 2021). We will consider applications past that date until all available positions, including Teaching Assistantships, are filled. 

Applicants are more likely to succeed as students and instructors provided they have achieved an ACTFL proficiency rating of Advanced Low in the language of the degree program to which the applicant is applying as well as in English.  Faculty in the degree program will interview prospective applicants online to determine that they possess sufficient proficiency in the language and in English to be successful in their course of study. International Students who are Teaching Assistants are required to take OPI or OPIc in English.

Grade point average required for admittance to UW Graduate Education and MA program for Spanish is 3.0. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 to continue in the program.


Applicants must submit:

  • A letter of application indicating the reasons for their interest and purpose for the course of study they are pursuing.  An indication of future career goals is also useful. 

  • Official copies of undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate transcripts demonstrating previous coursework in the languages of the degree program to which they are applying.

  • 3 letters of recommendation from those who know their preparation for their intended graduate course of study.

  • Please make sure all documents are uploaded to the online application site. Applications by email or incomplete applications on the site will not be accepted. 

The university’s Admission Requirements for International Students include a link to the online application.

The Graduate Assistantship Application should accompany the letter of application to our department.   

Please make sure to read the Graduate Student Regulations and Policies at the Office of the Registrar.


Graduate Teaching Assistantship for Spanish MA 

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at University of Wyoming is offering a graduate teaching assistantship position for Fall 2021 (late August through December 2021) with renewal for three additional semesters for a total financial support for two academic years of study. These positions are renewable depending on performance in the major course of study and in the teaching duties required of a graduate assistant. Students should have native or near-native fluency in the Spanish language and a B.A. (licenciatura) in Spanish, or closely related field with evidence of upper division or graduate coursework taken in Spanish. 

Graduate Students must maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average to continue in the program. Students selected will join the Spanish MA Program, studying 9 credit hours per semester of Spanish linguistics and literature, theory, research methods, and pedagogy of language teaching. They will also teach 3 first-year Spanish classes per academic year. Tuition and fees are covered as well as a stipend for the semester of $ 6165.00 (total stipend for 2 semesters in the Academic Yr: $12,330)


For international students: Intermediate-advance fluency in English is expected (TOEFL of 76 in the Internet based test with no less that 17 in any of the sections).

For Domestic Minority Students: The University of Wyoming offers Graduate Assistantships that are intended to increase access to and opportunities for graduate education for U.S. students from underrepresented/underserved populations and to increase student diversity in our graduate degree programs on a competitive basis.

The University of Wyoming is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, ancestry, political belief, or any other applicable protected category or participation in any protected activity in any aspect of employment or services.

For additional information, Please contact Professor Joy Landeira, Department Head and Graduate Coordinator.

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Phone: 307-766-4176

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