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Spanish M.A. Graduate Admissions

Admission Requirements

Admission requires a completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or graduation from a foreign institution with a degree that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.

The following application materials must all be submitted online prior to Jan. 15 for priority consideration:

  1. Online application form along with a nonrefundable application fee submitted to the Graduate College via the following link: https://grad.ohio.edu/apply/.
  2. Official transcripts and diplomas from post-secondary schools, sent to the Graduate College.
    • Students can upload a copy of their transcript, marksheets, diploma and/or degree certificates with their on-line application, but they must also submit official copies by mail. An official transcript is one that arrives in an envelope that has been sealed by the issuing institution.
    • If these documents are not in English, students will need a certified translation into English.
  3. All non-native English speakers must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting official test scores for either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). TOEFL scores must be sent directly from ETS to Ohio University (code 1593). On the TOEFL, the program requires a minimum of 80 on the Internet based exam with all section scores at least a 17 and a speaking score of 24 to be considered for an assistantship.  On the IELTS, the program requires a composite score of 6.0 with a speaking score of 7.0 and at least a 6.0 on all bands.
  4. Three letters of recommendation (preferably from professors who can comment on students’ academic progress).  A letter from an employer is also very valuable.
  5. A written statement of purpose in either English or Spanish, and an essay response in the language not chosen above to: Describe an episode in your life where you needed to show leadership qualities, and explain how you grew from the experience.
  6. After initial review of applications, the graduate committee will schedule a telephone interview with the strongest candidates prior to making offers of admission.

International Students

This program permits full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to this program.