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CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Associate Professor Georgina Dopico Black
ACTING DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES:
Associate Professor James Fernández
DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE WRITING IN SPANISH PROGRAM:
Professor Rubén Ríos-Ávila
Master of Arts inSpanish and Latin American Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Studies
This one-year program is offered at NYU Madrid. Graduate students wishing to pursue this M.A. degree in Madrid must complete their course work in two semesters in one of two areas of concentration: Literary and Cultural Studies: Spain and Latin America or Applied Linguistics: Spain and Latin America. Students who complete the M.A. degree in Madrid are not automatically accepted into the Ph.D. program in New York. A student wishing to enter the doctoral program in New York must go through the normal application process.
Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language and TESOL
This unique, transatlantic 50-credit Master of Arts program combines one year in Madrid and one year in New York City. The program leads to dual certification as a teacher of Spanish for grades 7-12 and as a teacher of English as a Second Language (TESOL) for grades K-12. The program is offered jointly by Steinhardt’s Foreign Language Education Program and NYU Madrid, whose graduate programs are overseen by the Graduate School of Arts and Science through the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing in Spanish
Our M.F.A. program offers instruction mainly in Spanish. Its goal is to enable talented young writers to discover their strengths and develop their craft under the guidance of prominent Latin American, Spanish, and Latino writers. It is a two-year program of 32 points (i.e., eight courses, two per semester) and a special project at the end. The requirements for admission are a B.A. or Licenciatura in any field of study, a writing sample consisting of 8 to10 poems or 20 pages of prose (fiction, essay), a statement of purpose (500-1000 words), three letters of recommendation, an official transcript of undergraduate studies, GRE scores, and TOEFL scores (for those whose native language is not English). An admissions committee consisting of the director of the Creative Writing Program, a clinical professor, and visiting faculty teaching in the program on a regular basis will review applications. The statement of purpose, the writing sample, and the letters of recommendation are the most decisive factors in this review.
Doctor of Philosophy Program in Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literatures
The Doctor of Philosophy is a research degree. It signifies that the recipient is able to conduct independent research and has both broad knowledge of Spanish and Latin American language and literature and a comprehensive knowledge of one in particular. The department accepts only students of outstanding promise, as evidenced by their academic records, statement of purpose, and writing sample. Students applying to the doctoral program must have either a B.A. or an M.A. degree in literature or a related field and are admitted to the Ph.D. program on the basis of an evaluation of their undergraduate or graduate record by the Director of Graduate Studies and a departmental faculty admissions committee. A writing sample of literary criticism is required for the Ph.D. program. It may be a term paper, a master’s thesis, or a published article and should be written in Spanish or Portuguese.