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Spanish/Portuguese Languages and Literatures

Program Code:     SPAP
Degree: M.A. and Ph.D.
School:  Arts/Humanities
   
General Requirements: Statement of Purpose
  Transcript(s)*
  TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
   
Program-Specific Requirements: Letters of Recommendation (3)**
  Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (optional)
  CV/Resume
  Writing Sample***
  Writing Sample Two*** (optional)
  Description of Research/Work Experience
  Publications/Presentations (optional)
  Interview may be required (in person/by phone)
   
Application Deadlines: January 15, 2021 (Fall 2021 domestic)
  January 22, 2021 (Fall 2021 international)
   
Contact Program: sllc.umd.edu/spanish/graduate
Diversity Statement:

The Program in Spanish/Portugese Language and
Literatures is committed to supporting students and
ensuring a fear-free, inclusive space where all students
can thrive. The department recognizes non-binary gender
identifications, as well as the difference between assigned
biological sex and gender expression. It encourages
students, faculty, and staff to share and honor
preferred pronouns and names.

Due to deferrals, graduation delays during pandemic, and
reductions in available funding, admissions to our graduate 
programs will be more competitive for Fall 2021. Applicants 
should note that we are an affirmative action department 
and that we remain especially interested in recruiting strong 
African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American 
students to our Ph.D. and M.A. programs.

*Minimum 12 credits upper level literature/culture courses. 

**The letters of recommendation must be in English or notarized translation.

***A research paper written in Spanish, uploaded to the Upload Requirements section of the application.