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Master in Spanish

Our master’s degree in Spanish at Portland State University immerses you in the language and its rich cultures, and provides you with the tools to excel in both scholarship and teaching.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $698 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

The Spanish graduate program at Portland State University offers an exciting and rigorous education in research, writing, and teaching that prepares you to pursue doctoral studies, teach, or succeed in another career.PSU’s faculty hold a broad-range of expertise and experience and will provide you with mentoring that acts as a guide throughout your time in the program.

Our program offers relevant electives on a breadth of topics, like literature in the Franco era, dialectology, indigeneity in film, cognitive science and early modern literature, Latin American colonial and decolonial studies, and underground spaces in Mexican visual and literary culture.

What can you do

Most of our alumni have pursued careers as Spanish teachers in K-12 schools, community colleges, and universities, or have gone on to work with organizations that require fluency in Spanish.
Other recent graduates have continued on to doctoral programs. They have been accepted to programs at Arizona State University, Indiana University, Universidad de Salamanca, University of British Columbia, University of California at Davis, University of Connecticut, University of Georgia, University of Houston, University of Kentucky, University of Michigan, Northwestern University, Georgetown University, and University of Texas.


Courses Included

  • Advanced Spanish
  • Advanced Spanish Grammar
  • History of the Spanish Language
  • Spanish Linguistics
  • Spanish Dialectology