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Tulane University
Spanish & Portuguese Dept.
302 Newcomb Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118

phone: (504) 865-5518
fax: (504) 862-8752
e-mail: cstma@tulane.edu

The 4 + 1 M.A. program

Program Overview

The 4 + 1 Combined Degree Program in Spanish or Portuguese allows undergraduate majors at Tulane to earn a terminal Master of Arts degree in Spanish or Portuguese in one year. This program is ideally suited to students interested in deepening their knowledge of Hispanic or Luso-Brazilian literary and cultural production before attending professional school or going on to pursue any of the many careers today for which expertise in Spanish and Portuguese cultures and languages is an asset. Many students enrolled in this program also pursue a teaching certificate through Tulane's Teacher Preparation and Certification Program.

Several students have provided testimonials of their experiences in the 4+1 program. 

Undergraduate Component

By the end of the junior year, candidates should have completed all Newcomb-Tulane distribution requirements for the B.A. degree, and all "core" requirements for the Spanish or Portuguese major. In addition, candidates are required to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 in the major by the close of the junior year. By the end of the senior year, candidates will have completed all requirements for the B.A. degree in Spanish or Portuguese.

Fifth (Graduate) Year

In the fifth year, 21 semester hours of graduate (6000 or 7000 level) courses will be completed in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Subject to departmental approval, three semester hours (one course) toward the graduate degree can be taken in another graduate department or school (e.g. English, French, Women Studies, ADST, Communications). There is no thesis requirement or comprehensive exam.

Applying

Interested students must complete an online application form available through the Office of Graduate Programs of Tulane's School of Liberal Arts. They must also submit a statement of purpose and two letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be from a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. The annual application deadline is February 1.

 

Revised July 2012


Tulane University, Spanish & Portuguese Dept., 304 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5518 spanport@tulane.edu