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. 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.
Students develop their interests in cultural theory, literature, culture and the arts in relation to Spain and Latin America. The high level of linguistic, critical, and research skills acquired during the one-year program equips students to pursue a doctoral degree or to follow a career in (for example) international affairs, journalism, the NGO sector, cultural management, or secondary education, in which they can use their thorough knowledge and understanding of the Spanish-speaking world.
Students take core courses in the Cultural History of Spain, SPAN-GA 9945, and Cultural History of Latin America, SPAN-GA 9946, as well as Research Skills Workshop, SPAN-GA 9825, and M.A. Thesis Seminar, SPAN-GA 9997. Additionally they choose 5 elective courses. All students complete an M.A. Thesis, a substantial piece of original scholarly work on a topic of their choice under the guidance of an advisor form the faculty at NYU Madrid.