Earn Your Degree at UW

The MA in Spanish at the University of Wyoming is a two-year program meant for students who have completed an undergraduate Spanish bachelor's or a related degree.

As a Spanish Master's student, you will master your communicative skills in Spanish and begin to discover the inner workings of the language. You will gain a better understanding of the perspectives and experiences of Spanish-speaking cultures. You will also learn to develop your own research project related to Spanish culture or language.

What is a Master's Degree in Spanish?

The MA program in Spanish provides students with the skills necessary for research in Latin American, Peninsular, and Transatlantic Literature as well as Hispanic Linguistics and Cultural Studies. In our graduate program, students advance their critical thinking skills, explore a variety of analytical and theoretical paradigms and carry out research projects in their area of interest. 

Faculty members work closely with graduate students, aiding in project design, helping them to seek funding, and supporting them through the writing process. 

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Application Deadline

The preferred application deadline is January 31 to be considered for fall admission, but applications will remain open until all available positions are filled.

International Students 

International applicants, who are not native English-speakers, must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. International students with Teaching Assistantships require proof of English speaking proficiency.

For more information and guidance regarding admission to the program, contact the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. 

Flexibility for Success

Maintain your current lifestyle while earning your degree. The Master's degree in Spanish at UW is offered in a variety of formats in ensure your success.

  • UW Main Campus 
  • Online 
  • Hybrid 

Our grad program has Teaching Assistantships available for traditional students and summer, evening and online classes available for non-traditional students.  

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What can you do with a Spanish Master's degree?

A degree in Spanish can supplement any career with a bilingual advantage. Graduates of the UW Spanish program have majored in other fields such as law or medicine. Their Spanish education gave them an opportunity to widen their skillset and connect with a broader range of people.

Spanish Careers

UW's Spanish Master's program graduates have gone on to succeed in careers in the following areas:

  • Writer
  • Interpreter 
  • Translator 
  • International Relations Consultant 
  • Teacher 
  • Foreign Service Officer 


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Here are a few places our University of Wyoming Spanish alumni have been accepted to pursue PhD degrees

  • Purdue University 
  • Vanderbilt University 
  • University of Massachusetts 
  • University of Virgina 
  • Duke University 
  • Cornell University 
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Spanish Master’s Degree Program Highlights

The Spanish program at UW is an immersive experience. We offer faculty-led study abroad courses each summer, where students can travel to fantastic places such as Spain, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina and Mexico while improving their language skills and gaining intercultural understanding and a global perspective. Below are a few more of the program highlights that make us unique.

Experiential Learning Opportunities 

Students are encouraged to present in conferences organized by professors in the department, such as the annual Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Meeting and others, as well as our monthly Department Colloquium. Competitive grants and scholarships are available in addition to TAships for travel and other expenses.

Networking & Club Opportunities 

Language students at the University of Wyoming, specifically Spanish, come from different disciplines and may complete a major or a minor in Spanish. Therefore, our students can access all campus organizations. In our Department, students can become members of the Sigma Delta Pi (Alpha of Wyoming), the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, Engineers without Borders, and join The Spanish Club.

Internship Opportunities 

The Spanish major offers the opportunity of taking Internship classes to collaborate on a research project with any of our professors, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Several other classes offer the opportunity to collaborate with our community on different projects: translation, radio, bilingual education, etc.

Exceptional Lab Resources

Our department includes two labs: the languages lab, equipped with computers, microphones, headphones and diverse resources to learn and practice languages and a linguistics lab for those interested in research in Spanish linguistics. The department also features its own library with diverse resources for languages, literature and culture. For more information on research projects at the Linguistics Lab please contact Irene Checa at irene.checa@uwyo.edu.

Doing my MA at UW helped my career tremendously. The program gave me the opportunity to teach for the first time while having a strong support system. The small ratio of professors/students allowed me to develop strong relationships, as well as among my peers and instructors. Overall, I loved being part of the UW community, which made me a better professional and deepened my knowledge of the Spanish language and culture.

- M. Isabel Martin Sanchez
Class of 2016

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Department of Modern and Classical Languages

University of Wyoming | College of Arts and sciences

Department 3603, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-4176

Email: languages@uwyo.edu