Admission

Admission to Undergraduate Programs

Prospective students interested in applying to the Department of Spanish & Portuguese should visit the university admission site to begin and complete the process.  There are no additional steps required for admission to the department. Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit during regularly-scheduled hours.  Visits may be coordinated through the Office of Admissions, or by contacting the Department office at 513-529-4500.

AP, IB, CLEP credit information

Advanced Placement Program (AP)

Credit for SPN 101, 102 (8 hours) for score of 3 on language.
Credit for SPN 101, 102, 201, 202, and 311 (17 hours) for score of 4 or 5 on language.
Credit for SPN 101, 102, and 201 (11 hours) for score of 3 on literature.
Credit for SPN 101, 102, 201, 202, and 311 (17 hours) for score of 4 or 5 on literature.

International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

Spanish A (acceptable score 5 or better)
Credit for SPN 101 (4 hours) and SPN 102 (4 hours).

Spanish A (acceptable score 6 or better)
Credit for SPN 101 (4 hours), SPN 102 (4 hours), and SPN 201 (3 hours).

Spanish B (acceptable score 5)
Credit for SPN 101 (4 hours), SPN 102 (4 hours).

Spanish B (acceptable score 6 or better)
Credit for SPN 101 (4 hours), SPN 102 (4 hours), and SPN 201 (3 hours).

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Credit for SPN 101,102 (8 hours) for a score of 50

Credit for SPN 201, 202 (6 hours) for score of 63

Credit for SPN 311 (3 hours) for score of 75

Information about Miami's Graduate Programs

Interested in learning more about Miami's graduate programs but not quite sure where to start?  Please fill out a Request for Information Form and we'll send you information regarding the Spanish and Portuguese programs.

Admission to the Graduate Program

For the Masters program, you must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.25. Applications are on a rolling basis, but you are encouraged to express your interest to the graduate adviser as soon as possible. Funding opportunities may be available. To apply you will need a letter of application in Spanish (statement of purpose), copies of academic transcripts, and two letters of recommendation.

For the combined BA/MA program, upon earning a minimum of 64 hours (including at least one 400 level course) and having a cumulative GPA of 3.25 (GPA in Spanish of 3.5), students may apply. Applications are on a rolling basis, but you are encouraged to express your interest to the graduate adviser as soon as possible. Funding opportunities may be available.

Please read for information about requirements and deadlines.

In order to apply, candidates should submit the following:

  • a letter in Spanish, explaining your interest in the program and your preparation
  • two letters of recommendation (at least one must be from a faculty member in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese)
  • official copies of your transcripts

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Luis Prádanos, Graduate Director, Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Candidates should submit an application online to Graduate School.