Hispanic Linguistics MA

Pre-requisites for Candidates


> Complete a bachelor’s degree in Spanish or another subject. If in another subject, you must have completed Spanish courses equivalent to our Spanish minor.


> Applicants should have advanced Spanish language proficiency, strong academic writing skills, and the ability to conduct independent research.

> Take the GRE.

> See BYU Graduate Studies for more information on the following application requirements:


*Statement of Intent

*Writing Sample

*List of Advanced Language Courses



Program Requirements


> Complete a total of 33 credit hours, consisting of 27 credit hours of coursework and 6 credit hours of project or thesis work.

> Complete three semesters, or equivalent, of a second foreign language.

> Teach at least one Spanish or Portuguese language class (100 or 200 level).

> Complete a comprehensive specialty exam which covers readings and coursework.



Financial Aid


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese typically provides scholarships for 50-80% of LDS tuition for required classes.

Paid student instructorships are also available.


Apply Now

Apply for this program by February 1st to begin the following Fall semester. 


Points of contact:

Dr. Willis Fails: willis_fails@byu.edu; 801-422-3452 (Linguistics Section Head )

Dr. Brian Price: brian_price@byu.edu; 801-422-3453 (Graduate Coordinator)

Linda Chaston: linda_chaston@byu.edu; 801-422-2196 (Graduate Secretary)

See BYU Graduate Studies or the document below for further details.


Course Requirements for the Hispanic Linguistics Specialization

Hispanic Linguistics