Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures II


The application deadline to start in the Fall semester is July 1st and for the Spring semester, November 1st.

Thank you for your interest in our program! Spanish M.A. at CSUN offers a wide variety of courses in Spanish literature, culture, linguistics, and translation delivered in-person or in hybrid and online formats. Classes are mostly offered in the afternoon and in the evening. If you do not have a B.A. in Spanish, you are eligible to apply, but may have some prerequisites to fulfill during your first semester (determined individually based on your previous coursework). Have questions about the application process? Contact the Graduate Program Coordinator.

Before Applying

If you would like to discuss our program and your participation in it, you can set up an appointment with the Graduate Program Coordinator. We suggest you bring or email a copy of your transcripts of all post-secondary courses, so that we can advise you better (unofficial transcripts are fine).

Application Process:

The application process has three steps. Your application can be submitted in Fall semester by November 1 (for classes starting in spring) or in Spring semester by July 1st (for classes starting in fall).

First Step

Application for admission to the Office of Graduate Studies.

To apply for the program, you will need to submit the application and all the required documents through Cal State Apply. For the general information about Graduate Studies at CSUN, financial aid, events and other opportunities, visit the Graduate Studies Office:

California State University, Northridge
Graduate Studies Office
18111 Nordhoff Street, UN 265
Northridge, CA 91330-8222
TEL: (818) 677-2138
FAX: (818) 677-4691

Second Step

While your qualifications for entrance to CSUN are being evaluated and forwarded to the Department of Modern and Classical Languages (MCLL), prepare and submit the following documents (via email) to the Graduate Program Coordinator (all documents can be in English or Spanish):

-       cover letter

-       a representative writing sample (at least 5 pages)

-       information about 1-3 recommenders, including name, title, and contact information (recommendation letters are optional)

Third Step

When you receive the decision about your admission to the program, you should plan to schedule an appointment with the Graduate Program Coordinator to discuss program requirements, prerequisites and additional courses you need to take (if any), and your path to graduation.

We look forward to meeting you!