Masters in Spanish


Welcome to the Masters in Spanish offered by the Department of Languages and Culture Studies at UNC Charlotte!

Our 30-credit hour Master of Arts in Spanish offers two concentrations, each consisting of 24-30 hours of graduate course work: Language, Literature and Culture (LLC) and Translating and Translation Studies (TTS). The UNC Charlotte M.A. in Spanish is designed to provide a rich variety of graduate coursework in a major world language, which is increasingly important in North Carolina and the United States. Staffed by faculty with national and international reputations, the program serves individuals who seek:

  • a greater understanding of Spanish language, literatures and cultures;
  • career and professional advancement opportunities in translation, applied language (Spanish for the professions and specific purposes, such as business and international trade), and education; and/or
  • a Ph.D. in fields such as Hispanic literature, linguistics, translating and translation studies, intercultural communication, or international studies.

Implemented in 2001, our M.A. in Spanish builds on a very successful undergraduate program that has some 150 majors and 165 minors in Spanish, an undergraduate Certificate in Translating, offered since 1979, and a Certificate in Business Spanish, offered since 1998. To date, we have graduated 100 M.A. students from North Carolina, across the country, and beyond. During the academic year, we generally average 8-15 graduate students who are enrolled in the M.A. program.

To find out more about our M.A. in Spanish, and about the application and admissions process, we invite you to browse this website, where you can find the following information:



For a quick overview of the program, download the following brochure: Master of Arts in Spanish

You can apply online or learn more by visiting the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Pictured above: Garrett Fisher (MA in Spanish/GCTTS), Gabriela Rivero (MA in LTAM Studies), Megan Sharpe (MA in Spanish/GCTTS) and Matthew Sykes (MA in Spanish/GCTTS)