Spanish A.B./Spanish M.A. (non-thesis)

Students with an MA in Spanish may pursue further studies at the doctoral level or accept secondary and post-secondary teaching positions, work as translators/interpreters, cultural liaisons, diplomats, NGO workers, etc.

Admission to Program

Potential Double Dawgs students should be identified in their first or second year by their SPAN 3010, 3020, and/or 3030 instructors and personally informed about the program by their instructors and/or an undergraduate advisor. Most students will have had at least 10 AP credit hours in the language of study in order to be taking 3010, 3020, and/or 3030 in their first or second year.

When they are within one semester of completing their A.B. (typically spring semester of the third year, with about 100 accumulated credit hours), interested students will submit a departmental application for the Double Dawgs program. This will include a statement of purpose; a cv detailing any experiences that would prepare the student for graduate study in Romance Languages; three letters of recommendation, including at least one from a graduate faculty member in the Department of Romance Languages; a 7-10 page academic writing sample in the language of study; and the transcripts of their undergraduate studies up until that point. In addition, applicants will participate in an oral interview with the graduate admissions committee.

During the first or second Double Dawgs semester, they will complete their A.B. requirements. The twelve hours of graduate courses will count toward completion of their A.B. hours.
Upon admission into the Double Dawgs Program (fall semester of fourth year), the students will apply to the UGA Graduate School for formal admission into the Graduate Program (beginning the following fall for the fifth and final year).

Curriculum

Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

Up to 12 hours of graduate courses will be used to satisfy requirements of both the Spanish AB and the Spanish MA degrees, depending on the number of AP language credits with which the student enters the A.B. All graduate level SPAN and ROML courses may count toward these 12 hours except ROML 6091, 7000, 7005, 7010, 7300, 8500, 9000, 9005, 9010, and 9300; and SPAN 6091, 7000, and 7300. All Double Dawgs students who will TA must take ROML 7700 or SPAN 7750 in the final year of their undergraduate degree (their fourth year of study).

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Double Dawgs students following the Spanish linguistics track must take only courses approved by the Spanish linguistics faculty (http://rom.uga.edu/ma-hispanic-linguistics).

Admission to Graduate Program

At least 100 completed undergraduate degree hours, including at least two 4000 level SPAN courses (excluding SPAN 4003, SPAN 4090s, SPAN 4100, SPAN 4150, SPAN 4190, SPAN 4191, and SPAN 4250); a minimum 3.0 GPA and a clear indication of ability to attain Advanced Low oral and written language proficiency in their primary language of study. Students will be strongly advised to participate in a study abroad program in their language of study.

Students accepted into the Double Dawgs program will apply to the Graduate School the fall semester of the fourth year. Most of the materials for the departmental Double Dawgs application (writing sample, oral proficiency results, three letters of recommendation) can be used for the departmental MA application; however, the graduate admissions committee will verify that applicants have made sufficient academic progress in their graduate classes up until that point.

Double Dawgs students apply to the regular MA program during the semester they complete their undergraduate degree (typically the fall semester of their fourth undergraduate year).

Requirements for the MA degree: 1) minimum GPA of 3.0; 2) GRE minimum combined score of 280 (verbal and quantitative); 3) Advanced Low oral and written proficiency in the language of study as determined by the admissions committee, following ACTFL guidelines.

Upon acceptance into the MA program, students may apply for a departmental TAship (+ tuition waiver) and are treated as regular graduate students. Independent teaching of basic language courses in the language of study begins in fall semester of their fifth year, once they have completed training (ROML 7700).

Program Advisor

  • Name: Mark Anderson
  • Email: markand@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-7236
  • Address: Gilbert Hall Rm. 360D

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Spanish A.B.
  • Department/College: Romance Languages

Advising Contact

  • Name: Alicia Arribas
  • Email: spanish@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-1075
  • Address: Gilbert Hall Rm. 370G

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Spanish M.A.
  • Department/College: Romance Languages

Advising Contact

  • Name: Mark Anderson
  • Email: markand@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-7236
  • Address: Gilbert Hall Rm. 360D