A Foundation for Success
Washington University offers one of the most comprehensive programs in Hispanic Studies in the United States, covering Iberian, Latin American, and trans-Atlantic Hispanic literatures and cultures. Our faculty members pursue cutting-edge research 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 and pedagogical training. Our students benefit from generous financial support (six years, with the first and last years on fellowship), plus opportunities for additional summer funding.
Why we're different
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 faculty members are committed mentors who work closely with students as mentoring teams during their first years in the program as well as during the exam and writing phases as they develop their own research agendas and hone their teaching skills. In addition to their coursework in Hispanic Studies, which includes a new series of Transdisciplinary Connections seminars, graduate students may earn one of a number of cross-disciplinary graduate certificates. Our students gain a wide range of teaching experience through an extensive mentored teaching program, including a chance to design, develop, and teach a course in their field. Moreover, students have opportunities to develop summer internships and mentored professional experiences on and off campus that will enhance their portfolio and professional profile.