Jun 19, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Master of Arts in World Languages and Cultures – Spanish and Hispanic Studies

Check departmental information for additional requirements.

The student learning outcomes for this degree are located at http://www.niu.edu/assessment/clearinghouse/outcomes/index.shtml.


Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit. A student’s program of courses should be formally approved by the graduate coordinator early in the program of study.

Students fulfill the requirements of the M.A. by choosing one of two options:

  • Option 1. Successful completion of 10 regular courses and a two-part comprehensive examination based on course work and the graduate reading list. The examination consists of a written and an oral exam.
  • Option 2. Successful completion of nine regular courses, a written thesis (FLSP 699) and an oral defense that includes a comprehensive examination based on course work.

Choose among the following courses:

Elective (0-3)

With the consent of their graduate advisory committee, students may select from the following language-related courses, or they may select other graduate-level courses which have a direct bearing on their program of study.

Thesis (3)

  • Credits: 1-3
  •       Students need to take 3 semester hours altogether in this course. During the first semester of writing the thesis, students should sign up for 1 semester hour.