Master's in Spanish


Program cannot be completed 100% online. Please read more under the 'Delivery' section. 

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For the preparation of college and high school teachers of Spanish and those who want to pursue a Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce offers the Master of Arts in Spanish. We offer classes to prepare students for their teaching career. Some of the classes we offer include: Foreign Language Methodology, Advanced Writing and Children’s Literature.

For students who are interested in obtaining the eighteen credit hours required to teach at the college level, we offer a variety of elective classes in linguistics and literature courses. A number of our students have completed this requirement and now have successful careers as language instructors in colleges, universities and community colleges.

For the preparation of students who want to pursue a Ph.D., our program introduces a variety of courses in literature and linguistics emphasizing their theoretical and historical framework. In addition to methodology courses, we offer a variety of survey courses of Spanish and Latin American literature and cinema.



The program offers two tracks: Spanish Pedagogy and Literature and Culture.

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View Graduate Catalog - Degree Plan

Questions about degree plans, contact Dr. Flavia Belpoliti (, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Spanish Program Director.



Courses available:

  • Downtown Dallas, TX
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  • Online

Our Master's in Spanish offers face-to-face courses in downtown Dallas at our extended location at El Centro. Each face-to-face course typically meets one day a week in the evenings during the Monday-Thursday timeframe. We also regularly offer courses on Saturdays in downtown Dallas. Four online courses are available each year: typically one in the fall, one in the spring, and two in the summer terms. Up to 49% of the degree can be completed online.


You may finish in two years, if you follow the plan of study. The plan of study guarantees that all necessary courses for graduation will be offered over the two year period. You may be able to speed up the time to graduation significantly by taking more than two courses every semester. Completion in less than two years is possible but not guaranteed.


Fall and Spring - Our fall and spring semesters are 16 weeks long. Occasionally we offer flex-term courses in the fall and spring semesters that start four weeks later than the usual 16-week start date. Flex-term courses are 12 weeks long.

Summer - Summer is split into two terms, Summer I and Summer II, each five weeks long.

Minis - On occasion we offer mini-terms (August, May, and December) that are three weeks long.



PRINTABLE APPLICATION CHECKLIST - Providing you step-by-step instructions on the application process.

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  • Application
  • Application Fee $50 domestic/$75 international
  • Official Bachelor’s Transcripts
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • GRE – Requirement may be waived*
  • Additional items required for international students

We do not have an application deadline. Students may start the program in the fall, spring, or summer.

Only looking to earn 18sch of graduate Spanish courses?

Not sure about pursuing the full Master's in Spanish? No problem. You can pursue your 18sch as a "nondegree" student without having to pursue a full graduate degree.

NONDEGREE PRINTABLE APPLICATION CHECKLIST - Providing you step-by-step instructions on the application process.

Two points to keep in mind about "nondegree" status:

  • Nondegree students are not eligible for financial aid
  • International students may not be eligible for nondegree status

If you change your mind later and would like to pursue the full Master's in Spanish, only four courses (12 credit hours) of your "nondegree" coursework can be transferred into the program later. Be sure to apply for the  Master's in Spanish before you complete your fourth course (12th credit hour) as a "nondegree" student.

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Check out our current 2018-2019 tuition and fees.

If you are a Texas resident, be sure to look at the base tuition column for Texas residents.

The chart estimates cost based on credit hour enrollment per semester and should only be regarded as an estimate.

The average graduate student pursues 6sch (approximately two courses) each semester. Students can pursue one course or even three courses in some semesters, but students interested in more than three courses a semester should consult with their academic advisor beforehand.

This chart does not include several fees, such as the Distance Learning Fee for online courses, and the Program Delivery Fee for off-campus courses. The Distance Learning Fee is a $50 per credit hour fee applied to each online course. If that course is 3sch, as most are, it would be a $150 Distance Education Fee on top of the base rate. The Program Delivery Fee is a $10-20 per credit hour fee applied to each face-to-face course taken at one of our extended University locations (such as Dallas). If you take a 3sch course, it would be an additional $60 to take a face-to-face graduate course at the Dallas location rather than taking that face-to-face course on our main campus in Commerce, TX.  Learn more about these fees HERE.

  • [in]Tuition - Our plan to lock in your tuition and mandatory fees from registration to graduation.
  • Financial aid is available. At the graduate level, this primarily means student loans. Government grants (e.g. pell grants) are likely only available to undergraduate students.
    • Complete the FAFSA
    • Submit the FAFSA to our University using code 003565
  • Payment/Installment Plans are available in the fall and spring terms. Your balance will be split into four equal payments each term.
  • Students paying their balance with an international bank account can make payments through Flywire
  • Veterans and Military Services benefits
  • Graduate Assistantships may be available for those that can work/teach/study face-to-face in Commerce, TX.
  • Teach Grant: If you currently teach or have interest in teaching in a high-needs K-12 school system in Texas, this program is eligible for the Teach Grant.
  • Tuition and Leo Personal Loans - If the semester is approaching and you are still awaiting your financial aid, a tuition loan can help cover your balance while you wait for your financial aid to be disburse.
  • Be proactive on scholarship opportunities. In general, the scholarship portal is open six months prior to the fall terms. Between January and April (the spring term), scholarships are open for the next upcoming academic year with varying deadlines within that time frame. To be eligible to apply for scholarships, please work to be admitted to your desired graduate program before the scholarship cycle opens in the spring.




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