60 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The PhD in Spanish at University of Arizona is distinguished by cross-unit collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches. 

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Key Features

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a comprehensive and innovative graduate program in the literature and cultures of the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian world. 

The Spanish program at University of Arizona offer courses that cover a range of chronological, geographical, and generic categories, including Peninsular and Latin American literature and visual culture from the pre-modern period to the present day, as well as courses in literary, aesthetic, and political theory. 

Our faculty is dynamic, professionally active, and committed to working closely with students to prepare them for careers in university teaching and research.


Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Development of Spanish Medieval, Renaissance, and Golden Age Literature
  • Medieval Literature, Renaissance, and Golden Age Literature
  • Development of 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st-Century Spanish Literature
  • 18th, 19th, 20th & 21st Century Spanish Literature
  • Development of Spanish-American Literature: Pre-Columbian Period to Independence
  • Spanish-American Literature: Pre-Columbian Period to Independence
  • Development of Spanish American Nineteenth through Twenty First Cent. Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


69 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The applicant must hold, or anticipate completing by the time of admission, an M.A. degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or the equivalent degree from a university outside the U.S., have a minimum grade point average of 3.4 on a 4-point scale in the M.A. in Spanish, and meet the general requirements of the Graduate College.
  • Three letters of reference, at least one of which must be from a professor who did not serve on the student's M.A. examination committee
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of purpose written in Spanish by the student
  • A writing sample in Spanish
  • Graduate College Online Application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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