College of Arts & Sciences

Hispanic Studies - Graduate

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The reputation of the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky is based on the department's long, outstanding history and a tradition of exciting and innovative scholarship on the part of its faculty. The newly revised program in Hispanic Studies aims to prepare students for successful careers as scholars and teachers by providing them with a strong background in Spanish and Spanish American letters and a wide variety of other cultural forms that is supported by a strong critical foundation and informed by an emphasis on interdisciplinarity.

Master's Program Description

Students can enter the Graduate Program with the express interest of earning an M.A. Those who are advised after their third-semester review not to pursue the Ph.D. degree can opt for a terminal M.A. degree.

Master's Application Requirements

  • Personal Statement - Please submit a two-to-three page statement explaining your academic formation and interests.
  • Writing Sample - Please submit an example of scholarly, academic writing in Spanish.
  • GRE
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Fall Deadline: January 30th

Applications are not accepted for the Spring and Summer sessions. 

Doctoral Program Description

Students who enter the Ph.D. program can earn an M.A. en passant.

Doctoral Application Requirements

  • Personal Statement - Please submit a two-to-three page statement explaining your academic formation and interests.
  • Writing Sample - Please submit an example of scholarly, academic writing in Spanish
  •  GRE
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Fall Deadline: January 30th

Applications are not accepted for the Spring and Summer sessions. 


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