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

PhD in Romance Languages

  • Spanish Concentration
  • Romance Languages Concentration (French and Spanish combined)
  • Linguistics Concentration (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

Accelerated Master’s Program


Master of Arts Comprehensive Exam Formats for Spanish

Ph.D. Exam Structure

Program Director, Advising

Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. Alicia Cipria
B.B. Comer, office 225
Tel: 205-348-8483
Fax: 205-348-2042

Graduate Adviser of Spanish Literature
Dr. Constance Janiga-Perkins
B.B. Comer, office 227
Tel: 205-348-5059
Fax: 205-348-2042

Graduate Adviser of Spanish Linguistics

Dr. Erin O’Rourke
B.B. Comer, office 219
Tel: 205-348-6048
Fax: 205-348-2042

Spanish Linguistics academic advising begins two weeks prior to registration for the following semester.