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Spanish, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #703 (BCR) , NV,
Spanish provides students with oral and compositional competency in Spanish. These studies will equip students to engage with a growing sector of the United States as well as compete for jobs that increasingly demand multilingual skills.


The Department of World Languages and Literatures is vital to the social and intellectual life of the College of Liberal Arts and the University of Nevada. We contribute a crucial component to the university's efforts to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for an increasingly diverse world in which communicating well across cultures and competing globally determine success. The quality and effectiveness of the department's programs are essential to the success of the university, both locally, in an increasingly multilingual State, and globally, in an increasingly networked world.

The department provides students with the cultural background, critical thinking skills, and communicative proficiency they need to navigate in a complex global environment. The department offers undergraduate students rigorous, innovative programs of study in their chosen fields, from basic courses in a variety of foreign languages to advanced courses in literature, film, culture, critical theory, translation, and linguistics. The department offers a Master of Arts degree program in Spanish that aims to provide students with a broad knowledge base from which to pursue more-specialized studies, to offer a depth of experience in scholarship, and, for graduate assistants, student teaching and research that will advance their future professional activities. The department's excellent placement record attests to its commitment to the intellectual and professional formation of its graduate and undergraduate students.

The department promotes discovery, creativity, and the advancement of knowledge and mutual understanding. Our faculty is composed of active, engaged teachers and scholars who present their research and creative work in major venues, from respected journals and leading scholarly presses to regional, national, and international conferences. Our language teachers use the latest methodologies and teaching technologies, including the foreign language multimedia facility, smart classrooms, and the Internet. The department supports the scholarly and creative work of its faculty and students at home and abroad, and recognizes that truly innovative work often changes how we view our own and other fields of knowledge.

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 include:
  • Spanish Composition
  • Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literature
  • Spanish Culture and Civilization
  • Spanish American Culture and Civilization
  • Chicano/U.S. Latino Culture
  • Masterworks of Spanish Peninsular Literature to 1700
  • Masterworks of Spanish Peninsular Literature, 1700-Present
  • Masterworks of Spanish American Literature to 1850
  • Masterworks of Spanish American Literature 1850-Present
  • Masterworks of Chicano/U.S. Latino Literature

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • 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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

To be admitted to an undergraduate degree program as a regular freshman student, you must be a graduate of an approved or accredited high school and satisfy the below requirements:

Domestic Students:
  • 3.0 High School Academic Grade-Point Average
  • Test Scores
  • College Transcripts
  • High School Diploma
International Students:
  • International Student Application with $95.00 non-refundable application fee.
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Verification of having met the English requirement
  • Financial documents
  • Copy of passport biographical page
  • Authorization to Release Information (If you are working with an agent or wish to give permission to another person to receive information about your application status)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14188 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14188 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    14188 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14188 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Reno

  • 860 - 1230 USD/month
    Living Costs

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