The MA in Portuguese Studies gives graduates an in-depth understanding of literary and cultural history of Portugal and the Portuguese-speaking world within a broad, interdisciplinary context of the humanities and social sciences.
Course offerings are complemented by a varied agenda of activities and publications sponsored by the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture.
- guest lectures
- state-of-the-art colloquia
- Portuguese-American Archives
- international, peer-reviewed academic journal
- Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies
Our program provides the knowledge required for teaching Portuguese in secondary schools and community and junior colleges, as well as to succeed professionally in a wide range of employment opportunities available in our region, nationally and internationally. Students are well-prepared to continue their studies toward a PhD.
Completion of the MA in Portuguese Studies requires a total of 30 credits, including a minimum of 24 course credits. At least 12 credits (4 courses) must be at the 600 level, including POR 610: Topics in Literary and Cultural Analysis. The remaining credits are taken through 500-level courses. Up to 9 credits may be taken outside of the Department of Portuguese, from an approved list of courses
Two distinct options are available to MA students. Students will declare their option by the end of their second semester in the program (full-time students) or following completion of eighteen course credits (part-time students).
A limited number of assistantships are available on a competitive basis. This award is subject to the work needs of the position and department, your satisfactory performance of duties, your academic record, and availability of funds, and may be subject to change.