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Katie Fowler-Cordova with her Fall Semester Class Katie Fowler-Cordova with her Fall Semester Class
 Argentina Soccer Players  Argentina Soccer Players
The Guggenheim in Bilbao The Guggenheim in Bilbao
 Brazil Carnival Performer  Brazil Carnival Performer
 Brazil - Rio from the sky  Brazil - Rio from the sky
 Day of the Dead skull and flowers  Day of the Dead skull and flowers
 Student at Gijon Sign  Student at Gijon Sign
Spanish faculty at the UN Spanish faculty at the UN
 Spanish Faculty with Columbian Friends  Spanish Faculty with Columbian Friends
 Honduras Macaw and Mayan Ruins  Honduras Macaw and Mayan Ruins
 Incan carving  Incan carving
 Machu Picchu  Machu Picchu
 Madrid Cityscape  Madrid Cityscape
Mexico City Cityscape Mexico City Cityscape
 Nicaragua - Granada  Nicaragua - Granada
 Portugal - Belam Tower  Portugal - Belam Tower
Portuguese Tiles for sale in a Market Portuguese Tiles for sale in a Market
 Spanish Students in Culinary School  Spanish Students in Culinary School
 Spanish professor in language lab  Spanish professor in language lab
 Student in Gijon  Student in Gijon
Student in Seville Student in Seville
 Unidiversity Dancers  Unidiversity Dancers
 Wares for sale at Unidiversity  Wares for sale at Unidiversity
 Unidiversity Cultural Parade  Unidiversity Cultural Parade
 Professor giving orientation for the Camino de Santiago  Professor giving orientation for the Camino de Santiago
  Professor giving orientation for the Camino de Santiago   Professor giving orientation for the Camino de Santiago
 Imix Hernandez de la Rosa as a skeleton for Dat of the Dead celebration  Imix Hernandez de la Rosa as a skeleton for Dat of the Dead celebration
 Jose Vilches Aguado and Imix Hernandez de la Rosa  Jose Vilches Aguado and Imix Hernandez de la Rosa
 Jose Vilches Aguado teaches about the Day of the Dead  Jose Vilches Aguado teaches about the Day of the Dead
Study abroad students pose in shrubbery Study abroad students pose in shrubbery
Group photo of study abroad students with Miami flag Group photo of study abroad students with Miami flag
 study abroad student with children  study abroad student with children
 six study abroad students in a raft on a river  six study abroad students in a raft on a river
 Study abroad students in front of Spanish ruins  Study abroad students in front of Spanish ruins
 Group photo of study abroad students  Group photo of study abroad students
Group of study abroad students Group of study abroad students
 Jose Dominguez videotaping study abroad students  Jose Dominguez videotaping study abroad students
 Study abroad students hiking in Northern Spain  Study abroad students hiking in Northern Spain
 study abroad students interacting with local guide  study abroad students interacting with local guide
 study abroad group with Miami flag  study abroad group with Miami flag
 Student in front of Gijon city sign  Student in front of Gijon city sign
 Group of study abroad students pose for a picture  Group of study abroad students pose for a picture
  Group of study abroad students pose for a picture   Group of study abroad students pose for a picture
  Group of study abroad students pose for a picture   Group of study abroad students pose for a picture

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.