M.A. in Spanish - Literature
Spanish is the world's third-largest language, spoken by nearly 500
million people, more than 40 million in the United States alone. Its
importance in culture and commerce is immense, as are the political,
artistic and commercial impacts of Spanish-speaking countries and
communities. According to the Modern Language Association's 2009 survey,
enrollment in foreign languages degree programs in the United States
continues to increase, with Spanish attracting the largest number of
The Master of Arts degree in Spanish is a comprehensive study of
the linguistics, syntax and literature of Spain and Spanish America.
Graduates of this 36-credit program will be fully prepared for further
study of Spanish at the doctoral level. In addition, given that in
today’s job market there is an ever-growing need for people
who speak more than one language, our graduates find positions in a
variety of careers including international business; translation and
interpretation; government, including the FBI and CIA; publishing; the
media; and health and medicine. The services of translators and
interpreters are important to courts, financial markets and the stock
Students interested in becoming Spanish teachers, should review the College of Education and Information Sciences web pages: M.S. in Middle Childhood Education (Grades 5 to 9) or M.S. in Adolescence Education: Spanish (Grades 7 to 12).
Check out the LIU Post Graduate Bulletin to learn about degree requirements, course descriptions, and more.