• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #191 (WUR) New York City, NY, United States
Portuguese is the official language of more than 200 million people in eight countries on four continents. After English and Spanish, it is the third most widely spoken European language, and the sixth most spoken language in the world. Learn more about this with the Portugese program of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
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Overview

Situated in the heart of the region that boasts the largest concentration of Brazilian, Cape Verdean, and Portuguese immigrants in the U.S., UMass Dartmouth provides a unique environment to learn Portuguese in a richly varied immersion setting. As a Portuguese major, you’ll study and explore the language, literatures, and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world.

The Portuguese program of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth offers access to careers in education, foreign service, immigration, international business, international relations, journalism, linguistics, politics, print and visual media, social and non-profit/non-governmental organizations, translation, and other fields.

We also offer teacher preparation for students who are interested in teaching Portuguese at the middle or high school level.

Major in Portuguese

Our curriculum provides a solid foundation in Portuguese language and culture. 

You’ll explore topics in civilization, linguistics, theater, and cinema—and will learn to:

  • Communicate effectively through spoken and written word
  • Apply critical reading and analytical skills to texts from the literary periods of Portugal, Brazil, and Lusophone Africa
  • Develop an in-depth awareness of the historical and contemporary cultural realities of the Portuguese-speaking world

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:

  • Portuguese Composition and Conversation
  • Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis
  • Introduction to Portuguese Literature
  • Introduction to Brazilian Literature
  • Introduction to Lusophone African Literatures

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6.5

    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

  • Complete and submit your application
  • Submit secondary and/or post-secondary sealed official transcripts translated into English
  • Submit an official SAT or ACT score report
  • All non-native speakers of English must demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Send us an essay or personal statement of up to 500 words on a topic of your choice; you can complete this as part of the Common Application
  • Accepted international students need an I-20 document in order to enter the United States

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30623 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30623 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30103 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30103 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    14358 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14358 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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