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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Chicago, IL, United States
The BA in Spanish degree program at Loyola University Chicago is a lively, flexible, intellectually challenging and practical way of developing language skills in Spanish as well as knowledge of the cultures and literatures of Spain, Latin America, and of Hispanics in the United States
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Spanish at Loyola University Chicago is the second most widely-spoken language in the United States, and the fourth most widely-spoken language in the world. Knowledge of Spanish is not only a practical necessity, but also a valuable asset in a wide range of careers such as teaching, health care, social work, law, journalism, communications, politics and business.

Our department also offers literature-in-translation courses, which are courses taught in English with content from foreign literature and film.

Learning outcomes

The department has full-time faculty members with strong dedication to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and a firm commitment to research. Study in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures encourages close contact between faculty and students. In the tradition of the university at large, we value the individual.

We take pride in the diverse cultural, educational, intellectual and recreational opportunities available in the city of Chicago

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Business Spanish
  • Advanced Spanish Grammar
  • Literary Criticism
  • Generation of 1898
  • Romanticism
  • Theater of the Golden Age
  • Twentieth Century Poetry
  • Nineteenth Century Poetry
  • Survey of Prose, Fictional and Non-Fictional
  • Twentieth Century Spanish Literature
  • Prose of the Golden Age
  • Cervantes' Don Quijote
  • Realism and Naturalism
  • Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature
  • Borges
  • Hispanic Women Writers
  • Hispanic Feminism
  • Spanish Cinema

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Online application: This is where you can tell us more about your extracurricular activities. Fill out the co-curricular section or upload a resume to your file after you submit the application.
  • Official secondary and high school transcripts: Send us the official high school transcript from each school you have attended. If necessary, please provide an English translation. 
  • Scores for merit scholarship consideration: You can decide to submit more than one set of scores, but for scholarship consideration, SAT or ACT must be submitted.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor: Through our online application, you can e-mail a request for the letter, or you can download a Counselor Recommendation Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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