The Accelerated Masters Program (AMP) in Spanish is an exciting way to jump start your graduate studies. Undergraduate students with 90 credits and at least a 3.3 GPA may apply to the Spanish M.A. program. Once admitted, up to 12 hours of graduate-level Spanish courses double count toward both the Spanish major and the M.A. in Spanish. Students typically complete their two Spanish degrees in only five years at The University of Alabama.
To be eligible, you must have accumulated a minimum of 90 credit hours as an undergraduate and must have a GPA of at least 3.3, as well as being a declared Spanish major at the undergraduate level.
For more information, contact Dr. Alicia Cipria (Graduate Studies Director), Dr. Erin O’Rourke (Graduate Advisor for Spanish Linguistics), or Dr. Connie Janiga-Perkins (Graduate Advisor for Spanish Literature).
• With the AMP option, you can complete both your undergraduate and MA degrees in 5 years (or a bit more, if needed). With the regular undergraduate curriculum, you would spend 4 years of undergraduate work and 2 full years for the MA.
• As an AMP student you will be able to take up to 12 hours (4 courses) of graduate courses that will count towards both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
• Another advantage of the AMP option is that your scholarship funding may cover the graduate classes you take while an undergraduate.
• Once you have your BA in hand, you are eligible for a tuition waiver and a stipend as a Graduate Teaching Assistant during your final year in the MA program.
• With a Graduate Teaching Assistantship you will receive training in pedagogy and teaching methodology
• If interested, you should communicate with the professors noted above by the beginning of your junior year (at the latest)