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Hispanic Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) Waltham, MA, United States
Research in Hispanic Studies at Brandeis University and psychology consistently demonstrates that learning a second language develops the ability of students to reason abstractly, and therefore improves their capacity to learn in other fields.
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Research in Hispanic Studies at Brandeis University and education has shown that students who acquire a second language are more successful in interacting with foreign cultures and situations, and have a higher capacity to engage in fields of knowledge previously unknown to them. Several other facts have been clearly demonstrated: that language acquisition is age-sensitive, that languages acquired in non-academic settings develop faster when students receive further academic instruction, that bilingual students acquire additional languages more quickly than monolingual students, and that students of a second language vastly improve their critical reading and writing skills in their first language.

The programme

Professionals who have expertise in more than one language are consistently preferred over those who do not in jobs that require international connections. These same language skills play an important role in admission selections for graduate, law and medical schools. Professionals interested in working in education and social work, as well as the medical fields, are often expected to know a language other than English. By the mid-century, it is projected, Hispanics will be the largest ethnic group in the United States.

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:

  • Beginning Spanish
  • Continuing Spanish
  • Intermediate Spanish: Conversation
  • Intermediate Spanish: Topics in Hispanic Culture
  • Peoples, Ideas, and Language of the Hispanic World

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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

  • Completed application
  • Transcripts
  • Standardized test scores or a graded analytical paper
  • English Proficiency
  • A letter of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57360 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57360 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waltham

  • 1515 - 3140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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