Welcome to the graduate program in Spanish at Washington University! We offer one of the most comprehensive programs in Spanish in the United States, covering Iberian, Latin American, trans-Atlantic Hispanic literatures and cultures, and second language studies. Our faculty members pursue active research agendas and enjoy high visibility in the field. We are known too for our award-winning journal, the Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, published here at Washington University.
Our program offers a thorough and well-rounded education as well as meticulous professional preparation. Our students benefit from generous financial support (six years, with the first and last years on fellowship), plus opportunities for additional summer funding. Annual travel stipends allow our students to attend conferences and deliver papers. Our regular professionalization workshops address a variety of topics, such as how to write a CV, how to choose a dissertation topic, how to turn a conference paper into a publishable article, and how to prepare for the job market (including mock interviews).
A joint degree is Comparative Literature and Spanish is also available.
Our faculty members are committed mentors who work closely with students as they develop their own research agendas and hone their teaching skills. In addition to their coursework in Spanish, graduate students may earn one of a number of graduate certificates, all of which complement their study in Spanish and help them on the job market.
Our students mark their success in a number of ways: through prestigious fellowships that allow them to pursue their research elsewhere, and through job placement. Most of our PhDs in Spanish find tenure-track jobs.
Want to know more?
To learn more about our graduate faculty in Spanish, click here.
To learn more about the Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, click here.
To learn more about the PhD requirements in Spanish, click here.
To learn more about the PhD requirements in Spanish and Second Language Studies, click here.
For information on the joint degree in Comparative Literature and Spanish, click here.
To learn more about graduate certificates, click here.
To learn about our current graduate students, click here.
For titles of recent dissertations in Spanish, click here.
For a list of recent PhD job placements, click here.
For additional information about Spanish, contact our Director of Graduate Studies, Andrew Brown, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn about the family-friendly policies of our Graduate School, click here.