• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Los Angeles, CA, United States
The Spanish program of Loyola Marymount University prepares students to be proficient in Spanish and the cultures of Spanish speaking populations. We teach to listen, speak, read, write, and analyze the language while providing college level knowledge of its literature and the arts.
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The classes of the Spanish program of Loyola Marymount University foster transcultural understanding as the basis for mutual respect, global harmony, and social justice. Many Spanish students double major; Business Administration, Accounting, Natural Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Theology, Communication Studies, and English are common choices.

Our outstanding students are hired by the professors as teaching and research assistants, or work at our Language Center. They often join the Spanish Honor Society (Iota Rho of Sigma Delta Pi) and publish their research essays and creative works in the journal La Voz edited by the vibrant Spanish Club.

Is Spanish Right for You?

You will benefit from majoring (or minoring) in Spanish if you:

  • Plan to become a doctor, nurse, lawyer, business person, college professor or teacher
  • Would like to work or volunteer in a Spanish speaking community in the US or abroad
  • Learned Spanish at home and want to develop your skills professionally and academically
  • Are interested in the culture of Spanish speaking populations in the US and abroad

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
  • Spanish for Latino Students
  • Stylistics and Composition
  • Spanish Linguistics 1: Sounds and Words
  • Spanish Linguistics 2: Structure and Variation
  • Hispanic Literatures

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

  • Common Application and LMU Supplement
  • International students are not required to submit the SAT or ACT to complete their application to LMU
  • Provide Proof of English Proficiency
  • Submit Transcripts
  • Submit a letter of recommendation with your application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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