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Hispanic Studies

Hispanic Studies

Location

Location

  • Department of Hispanic Studies
  • 688 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 425
  • Montreal, QC H3A 3R1
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-6683
  • Fax: 514-398-1748
  • Email: hispanic [dot] studies [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/hispanic

About Hispanic Studies

About Hispanic Studies

The Department of Hispanic Studies is committed to the disciplined study of all aspects of the literature, intellectual history, and culture of Spain and Latin America, as well as the Spanish and Portuguese languages. Currently, the Department of Hispanic Studies has three outstanding research areas: Colonial and Peninsular Baroque and Enlightenment, with a variety of intellectual and methodological approaches; Queer Studies particularly focused on contemporary Argentina and Spain; and Film and Literary Studies on contemporary Latin America. The Department has an outstanding Media Resource Centre, whose collection of films and music has over 300 titles from Latin America and Spain, with media in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. The Department offers unique opportunities for graduate students through its involvement in The Hispanic Baroque Project, a SSHRC-MCRI funded research project. The Project membership includes an international team of more than 30 scholars from all over the world.

A limited number of language instructorships are available each year and those interested should apply c/o the Graduate Coordinator.

Master of Arts (M.A.); Hispanic Studies (Thesis) (48 credits)
(Currently, students are only admitted to the Thesis option in exceptional circumstances.)
The combination of three courses and one Thesis Preparation course will permit these students the 12 credits per term average that is required for most fellowships.
Master of Arts (M.A.); Hispanic Studies (Non-Thesis) (48 credits)
All candidates pursuing the M.A. without thesis, both full- and part-time, must successfully complete at least one of their Guided Research projects during the first 12 months. In accordance with the regulations established by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, students in non-thesis programs who do not take at least 12 credits per term for the duration of the program are considered to proceed toward their degree on a part-time basis.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Hispanic Studies
Please consult the Department for more information about the Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies.

Hispanic Studies Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Hispanic Studies Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

M.A. Degree (Non-Thesis or Thesis)

(Currently, students are only admitted to the Thesis option in exceptional circumstances.)

In order to be admitted to graduate work in Hispanic Studies, candidates must fulfil the following prerequisites:

  1. Candidates must possess a B.A. degree with Honours or, in certain cases, Joint Honours in Hispanic Studies from McGill University, or an equivalent degree from another college or university of recognized standing.
  2. Candidates who do not possess the above prerequisites may, with special permission, enter the Department as Qualifying students for the purpose of completing these preliminary studies. They may have to take, among other courses, HISP 550, Comprehensive Examination.

Students may be required to attend an approved course in English or French if their knowledge of either language is deemed inadequate.

Prospective candidates may certainly express their preference, but should note that the Graduate Committee of the Department of Hispanic Studies reserves the right to determine which of the two options (thesis/non-thesis) students admitted to the M.A. program will be permitted to pursue and/or continue to completion.

Ph.D. Degree

Applicants must normally possess an M.A. in Hispanic Studies, or in a related discipline, from a university of recognized standing. These applicants will be admitted to Ph.D. 2 and follow the program requirements listed below. Exceptionally qualified candidates may apply to enter into Ph.D. 1 directly from the B.A. Honours, and will be required to complete an additional six 3-credit courses above those listed below.

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in Spanish, and when appropriate in Portuguese, plus a working knowledge of either French or English.

Applicants should submit samples of research papers that they have completed during the course of their previous studies. Submission of the results of the Graduate Record Examination is also encouraged.

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

Applications will be considered upon receipt of:

  1. duly completed application form;
  2. two certified copies of all university transcripts (all transcripts not in English or French must be accompanied by a certified English or French translation);
  3. two letters of recommendation (in English or French);
  4. $100 application fee;
  5. applicants to graduate studies whose mother tongue is not English, and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction or from a recognized Canadian institution (anglophone or francophone), must submit TOEFL scores. Minimum score of 86, with each component score not less than 20, required on the Internet-based TOEFL examination. Proof of TOEFL must be presented at time of application or shortly thereafter;
  6. a sample of recent written work;
  7. statement of academic intent.

All information should be submitted directly to the Graduate Coordinator.

Dates for Guaranteed Consideration

For dates for guaranteed consideration, please consult the following website: www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/programs. Then select the appropriate program.

McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

Hispanic Studies Faculty

Hispanic Studies Faculty

Chair
TBA
Chair of Graduate Program
A. Holmes
Professors
J. Pérez-Magallón; Lic.Fil.(Barcelona), Ph.D.(Penn.)
K. Sibbald; M.A.(Cant.), M.A.(Liv.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Associate Professors
D.A. Boruchoff; A.B., A.M., Ph.D.(Harv.)
A. Holmes; B.A.(McG.), M.A., Ph.D.(Ore.)
J.R. Jouvé-Martin; Lic.Fil.(Madrid), Ph.D.(G’town)
F. Macchi; Lic.Lit.(Buenos Aires), M.A.(Ore.), Ph.D.(Yale)
Assistant Professor
L. Alonso-Ovalle; Lic.(Oviedo), M.A., Ph.D.(Mass.) (joint appt. with Linguistics)

Master of Arts (M.A.); Hispanic Studies (Thesis) (48 credits)

For more information, see Master of Arts (M.A.); Hispanic Studies (Thesis) (48 credits).

Master of Arts (M.A.); Hispanic Studies (Non-Thesis) (48 credits)

All candidates pursuing the M.A. without thesis must complete HISP 615. Candidates choosing to focus their research on the literature of Spain will take HISP 616. Those wishing to specialize in the literature of Spanish America will take HISP 617. At the conclusion of each Research Project, students will be required to produce an extended essay, or series of ...

For more information, see Master of Arts (M.A.); Hispanic Studies (Non-Thesis) (48 credits).

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Hispanic Studies

For more information, see Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Hispanic Studies .

Faculty of Arts—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 11, 2011) (disclaimer)