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Master of Arts in Spanish

The Master of Arts in Spanish provides students with a structured yet flexible program of study in the literatures, linguistics, and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. It is designed to prepare candidates for further study at the doctoral level; for careers in teaching at the elementary, secondary, or community college level; or for positions in business, social services, international relations, government agencies, and other organizations in need of trained language specialists.

The CSUSM Master of Arts in Spanish degree program allows students the choice of three areas of emphasis:

  • Option A: Hispanic Literatures and Literary Theory
  • Option B: Hispanic Cultures and Society
  • Option C: Hispanic Language and Linguistics

Regardless of the option selected, the student's academic experience will be characterized by classes of the highest quality, which encourage the development of critical thinking, an appreciation of multicultural perspectives, and articulate use of the Spanish language. Opportunities for guided and independent research, community involvement, and study abroad are central to the graduate student experience in this program, which coupled by the University's commitment to multicultural and global awareness, and with the presence of an international group of faculty will contribute to a unique experience.

Contact Information

Academic Coordinator
Oneita Billings, M.B.A.
Markstein Hall 228-A
(760) 750-4208

Graduate Coordinator & Advisor
Dr. Cynthia MelĂ©ndrez,
Interim Graduate Coordinator and Advisor 
Markstein Hall 236 
(760) 750-8549

Department Chair
Dr. Silvia Rolle-Rissetto
Markstein Hall 225
(760) 750-4115

T. A. Supervisor
Dr. Cynthia Meléndrez
Markstein Hall 236
(760) 750-8549

Mailing Address
Ms. Oneita Billings, M.B.A.
Department of Modern Language Studies
CSU San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001