Spanish Master of Arts

Program Objectives

The masters degree in Spanish at CMU is administered by the faculty of the Spanish section of the Department of Foreign Languages, Literature and Cultures, and it is awarded through the College of Graduate Studies.

Our program is designed to give the students a comprehensive understanding of the language, literature and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. The flexible nature of this program is designed for all types of students, particularly those who have other non-academic responsibilities; therefore, classes taught at CMU meet on Saturdays and Wednesday evenings. There also are courses taught in a hybrid format (most classes online).

In addition to those courses, the program includes a cultural immersion component by means of a study abroad experience in Spain or Latin America, and the student demonstrates achievements through a com​prehensive examination in the final semester of study.

Upon completion of the degree, the student will have a broad knowledge of all aspects of the language and culture, from linguistics to literature and cultural studies, both in Latin America and Peninsular areas.


Contact Information

For more information pertaining to the Graduate Program, please contact:

Dr. María Chouza-Calo, Graduate Spanish Program Director
Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Pearce Hall 305
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859
Telephone: (989) 774-3786

Fall 2015

Spanish Graduate​ Courses
​On-Campus Course: SPN 620 

Hitmen Novel and the Culture of Trafficking   (3 credits)
Dr. Alejandra Rengifo
Tuesdays: 5:00-7:50 pm; Pearce Hall 302

La novela de la sicaresca y la cultura del narcotráfico.

Through novels, documentaries and soap operas this course will study how the culture of drug trafficking changed the face of a whole country and created a new genre of literature, film and soap opera, making the sicaresca.

Hybrid Course: SPN 650
Stylistics  (3 credits) 

Dr. Marcela Hurtado
On-line and meets on campus on some Saturdays: 10:00-1:20 p.m., Pearce Hall 302

This course is designed to enable the student to deal with the complexities of written Spanish in different registers, giving special consideration to the command of grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and style. There is emphasis on expository and argumentative texts. This course will be offered in a hybrid format.