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Spanish M.A.

Welcome to the Spanish Graduate program at CSUN!

***Choose to complete our program ONLINE or IN-PERSON!***

Thank you for your interest in our program! We are looking forward to meeting you soon. You will be joining a vibrant and active community of students, faculty, and staff here, at California State University, Northridge! Staring in fall 2024, our Spanish graduate program is offered in a new hybrid modality. This means that you can choose TO ATTEND ALL CLASSES and COMPLETE ALL THE SPANISH GRADUATE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS ONLINE OR IN-PERSON (or both, following the hyflex modality).  Regardless of the way you attend the classes, you will be able to fully participate in any orientations, exams, service-learning projects, conferences, and other activities organized by the program.

Our Spanish M.A. program at CSUN offers its students a flexible schedule with hybrid, hyflex, online and face-to-face courses in a wide variety of disciplines: Peninsular literature and culture, Latin American literature and culture, linguistics and interpreting. It prepares you for a career in the fields of languages and literatures, foreign language education, translation/interpreting, publishing, industry, and many more. Some of our graduates also choose to pursue a Ph.D. degree. Contact the Graduate Program Director, if you need any assistance or have any questions.

Program Highlights

Group of students with certificatesCOMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING

Our courses are focused on providing actionable practical knowledge. Many courses include community-based and service-learning projects that allow students to apply their knowledge to real-life situations and gain practical experience. Some of the projects include collaborations with VITA (Volunteer Income tax Assistance Clinic), LA Superior Court, and translation and non-profit the medical, business, and legal fields.

Spanish MA student winners with the Provost and the Interim Asst. VP Academic Undergraduate ProgramsSTUDENT RESEARCH

Our students are actively engaged in research and present their work at local, regional, and national levels. Funding opportunities are available through different sources for those seeking support of their research and professional development activities.


Our award-winning Spanish Club LUCIA offers students opportunities to network with each other and professionals in and outside of CSUN.

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Graduate students have an opportunity to apply for TA (Teaching Associate) positions that allow them to gain practical knowledge and pedagogical training, as well as acquire financial support. Other grants and fellowships, such as RA (Research Assistant), Student scholar, and other positions are available pending the availability of related grant funding.

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Students in our graduate program have a unique opportunity to apply for the Barbara Ann Ward Scholarship that supports their studies*. They can also assist other students as a Language tutor at the Barbara Ann Ward Language Center.

We also offer a peer-mentorship program for the incoming first-year students. Students in their second year can participate in this program as a Mentor or serve as a Graduate Program Ambassador working with prospective students.

 *Application cycle for the Barbara Ann Ward Scholarship usually opens at the beginning of the spring semester. Applicants to the Spanish graduate program who intend to attend CSUN in the coming academic year are eligible to apply (this funding cannot be used for another program). Applicants need to submit their program application before the scholarship deadline and must notify the Graduate Coordinator that they are applying for the scholarship.