Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

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MA In Hispanic Studies Admission

Entry Requirements & Application

We welcome applicants from around the globe. All applicants must have a B.A., or the overseas equivalent, in Spanish, literature, linguistics, education or a relevant subject. International students must also meet TOEFL scores requirements of: 80 overall, 20 Reading, 22 Writing, 17 Listening, and 17 Speaking. Teaching assistant applicants should have a speaking score of at least 23.

For complete application instructions, visit: Graduate Admission

Additional requirements for international students: Please Click Here

Paying for your Spanish M.A.

Full-time teaching assistantships provide a stipend, tuition remission and benefits, in exchange for teaching four course sections per academic year. When you apply, indicate your interest in being considered for one of a limited number of assistantships for the Spanish Master’s program. For more information about teaching assistantships, visit: TA Information

Graduate Student Support

As a graduate student at URI, you will be anything but alone. From our Office of Career Services and Employer Relations to Disability Services for Students to the Graduate Student Association and more, you will find all kinds of support to help you make the most of your URI experience. You will find this to be a collaborative effort.

International students will find support while at URI through our Office of International Students and Scholars ( and can stay connected afterward with our International Alumni Ambassadors ( Find out about our intensive English language instruction classes at

The university offers graduate housing for its graduate students on a competitive basis. In addition present and former graduate students serve as a reliable network for obtaining information about decent and affordable housing. When housing our international students we put forth our best efforts to accommodate their needs. From providing them the information they need to look for around the campus and who they should speak to about making their housing arrangements outside or around URI as easy as can be.

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