Undergraduate major in Spanish or equivalent, including 12 credits in Spanish or Hispanic-American literature. Qualified students may be admitted with fewer than 12 credits but must make them up without graduate credit.
All work carried out in Spanish. For thesis option, 30 credits including six thesis and research credits. For non-thesis option, 30 credits. All candidates must pass a written comprehensive examination and an oral comprehensive examination. Course work may be completed on campus or through the URI summer study program in Salamanca, Spain, or a combination of both.