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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hispanic Studies, MA

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Program Coordinator: Dale Knickerbocker (3304 Bate Building; 252-328-6521)

The Hispanic Studies, MA program provides students with opportunities to deepen their understanding of Hispanic cultures and to develop advanced Spanish language skills. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the university and submit satisfactory scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation and evidence of appropriate oral and written language proficiency. Each entering student is to consult with the director of graduate studies upon admission to the program. At the consultation, the director will review curriculum requirements and options, as well as engaged learning placement opportunities, to design a course of study appropriate for the student’s professional, academic, and personal goals and interests.

Minimum degree requirement for the program is 30 s.h. as follows:

2. Electives - 15-18 s.h.

3. Options - 3-6 s.h.

(Choose one of the following.)

Thesis option - 3-6 s.h.


The student writes a thesis and presents a seminar based on the thesis research. The thesis proposal and the subsequent thesis must be approved by the student’s advisor and committee composed of three Hispanic studies faculty members and an outside reviewer, the department director of graduate studies, and the department chair.

Non-thesis option - 6 s.h.

  • Additional electives - 6 s.h.

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