Master of Arts in Spanish

Our MA in Spanish is no longer accepting students as of November 2021.

About our Spanish MA

Designed for students with an undergraduate degree in Spanish, this program will broaden your expertise in Spanish language, culture, and literature while also bringing you up to date with current issues in Hispanic studies.

All graduates will attain at least an advanced-high level proficiency in the four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) according to the standards set by the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Graduates will acquire cross-cultural competencies that will serve them in a variety of career options, including education, business, and public service.

Graduate students who have earned teacher certification may take advantage of their graduate study to add an ESL and/or P-8 endorsement to their certificate.

Whether you plan to use Spanish in the workplace or the classroom, your work in the M.A. program will challenge you to achieve greater cultural and linguistic fluency.

Some of our recent MA graduates are currently teaching in high schools, colleges, and universities across the state. Here’s what some of them have to say about the program:

My studies at UCA definitely prepared me for this job.” —Irmina Fabricio, Spanish Instructor at Hendrix College, teaching elementary and intermediate Spanish courses

Hasta hoy en día, lo que enseño en mi clase tiene gran influencia de tus clases, y de mis clases de la maestría. Leemos Gabriel García Márquez en mis clases avanzadas y hablamos de la historia de Latinoamérica, y por la clase de Dr. Parrack, siempre estoy haciendo referencia a la evolución de la lengua española desde el latín.” — Angeline Karigan-Winter, Episcopal Collegiate School in Little Rock, teaching all levels, including AP Spanish

My graduate work, especially the GAship, was essential for me to get the job. Without them I am certain I would not have gotten the opportunity to teach. I feel very blessed to … teach, grow, learn from such great instructors.” —J. L. Peterson, El Dorado Public Schools, teaching 5th-7th grade Spanish

Graduate Teaching Assistantships with tuition stipends are available. Review of applications begins May 1.

For more information, explore the links below or contact the graduate coordinator:

Dr. John Parrack
(501) 450-5120


Prospective Students Graduate Assistantships Current Students
Brochure Assistantship Information Schedule of Courses, 2021-2024
Graduate Application  Graduate Bulletin Program Requirements & Plan of Study
Faculty Master Exam Info and Reading List