Phone: (914) 637-2738
Tuesday 10:30 - 11:00 am
Wednesday by appointment
Thursday 10:30 - 11:00 am
and 1:00 - 6:00 pm
This program consists of 10 courses distributed as follows:
Spanish-American Literature or Culture (select two courses)
Spanish Literature or Culture (select two courses)
Electives (select six courses)
Thesis or Comprehensive Exams
Upon completing the 30 course credits required for the MA in Spanish the student has two options: an examination based on a reading list, or the presentation of a thesis.
The MA qualifying examination consists of a written examination of 6 hours. The material on the exam will be drawn from both the student’s course work as well as the Master’s reading list. The Master’s reading list is available on-line as well as in the department office.
The following procedures have been established for the completion of the MA studies.
I. At appointed dates (usually around the final weeks of the semester) during the academic year, the department will administer the written examination of six hours, divided into three parts:
A. Part I
B. Part II
C. Part III - Latin American Literature
It is advisable, that prior to the examination period, students meet with their professors to be oriented for the
examination. There are optional study sessions scheduled over the course of the semester for students who wish to
review with their professors.
If the candidate chooses to present a thesis, he/she must first consult with a faculty advisor about a topic. Once the topic has been approved, a thesis outline must be drawn up and presented to the candidate’s thesis advisor. Once the thesis outline has been formally approved by the advisor, the student may proceed solely with the guidance of his chosen thesis director and may thereby complete his thesis in a more efficient and rapid manner. The student’s rough draft will be presented to the mentor for suggestions or improvements. Once the thesis is deemed satisfactory by the thesis advisor, the thesis will be given to two other faculty members of the Graduate School for reading. Suggestions made by these members of the reading committee should be taken into consideration by the candidate before final approval of the thesis. Candidate should be reminded that the Graduate School regulations for deadlines for submitting final thesis copies for the degree are as follows:
Under no circumstances will a mentor tolerate inordinate pressures due to extraneous personal or career factors,
which have no relevance to the college regulations concerning dates, procedures and quality of the thesis.
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