Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures

Master of Arts
Doctor of Philosophy

For More Information

Campus address: Benedict Hall (BEN) 2.116, phone (512) 471-4936, fax (512) 471-8073; campus mail code: B3700

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Program, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 150 W 21st St., B3700, Austin TX 78712

URL: http://liberalarts.utexas.edu/spanish/

Facilities for Graduate Work

The Perry-Castañeda Library contains extensive holdings related to the history, languages, and cultures of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. Students also have access to an array of electronic databases, journals, and books related to these areas through the University Libraries website. In addition, the Benson Latin American Collection is the world’s foremost university research collection for Latin American studies, with more than eight hundred thousand volumes as well as extensive collections of manuscripts, maps, photographs, and broadsides.

The several language and computer laboratories furnish excellent opportunities for technical and professional preparation for teaching and research in Romance languages and linguistics. A large collection of tape recordings of dialect materials is also available.

Areas of Study

Graduate work in Iberian and Latin American languages and cultures is offered in three tracks: Iberian and Latin American Literatures and Cultures, Luso-Brazilian Cultural and Media Studies, and Iberian and Latin American Linguistics.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) in the spring 2024 semester.

Jossianna Arroyo Martinez
Carl S Blyth
Jason R Borge
Barbara Ellen Bullock
Luis Ernesto Carcamo-Huechante
Hector Dominguez-Ruvalcaba
Michael P Harney
Orlando R Kelm
Dale April Koike
Lorraine Leu
Naomi E Lindstrom
Kelly McDonough
Melissa D Murphy
Charles Nagle
Jorge Perez Perez
Adela Pineda
Gabriela Polit
Cory A Reed
Sergio Romero
Sonia Roncador
Cesar A Salgado
Sandro Sessarego
Madelin Sutherland-Meier
Almeida J Toribio
Enzo E Vasquez Toral

Admission Requirements

All entering students must hold a bachelor's degree with a major in Spanish and Portuguese or must demonstrate equivalent knowledge. All students must demonstrate proficiency in a second language; this requirement may be fulfilled by exam, previous credit, or 10 to 12 semester hours of additional coursework at The University of Texas at Austin.