Degree Programs Offered

Within the Department of Modern Languages and Classics, students can study Spanish at the graduate level several ways:

MA in Romance Languages

  • Spanish option
    • Literature track
    • Applied linguistics track
  • Romance languages option (French and Spanish combined)

PhD in Romance Languages

  • Spanish Option
  • Romance languages option (French and Spanish combined)
  • Linguistics option (French or Spanish in combination with linguistics)

Admission and Degree Requirements

Admission Requirements

Master of Arts in Romance Languages

Doctor of Philosophy in Romance Languages


Master of Arts Comprehensive Exam Formats for Spanish

Ph.D. Exam Structure


Graduate Adviser of Spanish Literature
Dr. Iñaki Rodeño
B.B. Comer, office 209
Tel: 205-348-5059
Fax: 205-348-2042

Graduate Adviser of Spanish Linguistics
Dr. Alicia Cipria
B.B. Comer, office 225
Tel: 205-348-8483
Fax: 205-348-2042