• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
In light of current national trends and projections, an education in Spanish is both practical and future-minded. It is a fact that many private companies and public institutions in a variety of fields are in need of people proficient in Spanish.  Whether at home or abroad, linguistic and cultural proficiency in Spanish offers a distinct advantage with the Spanish programme from Marist College.
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Marist College offers a strong curriculum in Spanish . Courses are carefully designed to afford students the opportunity to achieve a specific set of linguistic, cultural, and analytical learning outcomes. Our faculty is well-trained and directly involved in each student’s four-year plan. They also work closely with Marist Abroad to develop tailored study abroad experiences in Cuba, Spain, Chile, Costa Rica, and other destinations through the Spanish-speaking world.  

In addition, internships in Spanish are an asset to prospective employers, and are available both close to home and abroad to students who qualify. Please consult with your faculty member.

As a major, minor, or as a Pathway in the Marist Core, there is a Spanish program that will prepare you for a global and multilingual workplace. 

Why Study Spanish?

The second most used language in the world, Spanish, is spoken in at least 20 countries by over five hundred million people.  After Mexico, the United States has the second largest population of people of Hispanic heritage in the world. With more than 37 million speakers in the US Spanish is by far the most widely spoken language after English, as well as the fastest growing.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Early Decision: November 15th
      • Early Action: November 15th
      • Early Decision 2: February 1st
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Communicating in the Spanish-Speaking World
  • Fiction and Expression
  • The Experience of Hispanic Literature
  • Cultures of Spain
  • Cultures of Latin America

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.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Application: You can choose between the Marist Application (online or print), Common Application, or Coalition Application. 

  • Secondary school transcript(s)

  • SAT/ACT scores:  Marist is a test-optional school, but you can still submit your scores for consideration

  • Two Letters of Recommendation: one from a counselor and the other from a teacher

  • Personal essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Health Insurance: $3,275

Living costs for Poughkeepsie

  • 1138 - 2480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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