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The Catholic University of America

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Washington, DC

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Overview

The Catholic University of America / Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is located in Washington, DC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Hispanic studies
Master of Arts (MA) Hispanic studies

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Annotated bibliography; oral defense of the proposal; oral defense of the dissertation

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7
Applied
3
Accepted
3
Enrolled
43%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th July 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 15th November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, official copies of academic transcripts, two letters of recommendation, sample of academic writing
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, official copies of academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation, sample of academic writing (20-25-pages long)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

7
Total Graduate Students
57%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
42%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 14%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (42%)
Female (57%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 3
Male (6)
Female (19)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Golden age Spain; 18th-21st-century Spain; colonial/postcolonial Latin American and transatlantic studies; modern and contemporary Latin America; theory, criticism, and language teaching methodology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
32,340

Location & Contact

Address Cardinal Station
Washington, DC  20064
United States
Contact Dr. Claudia Bornholdt
Chair
Email: kassen@cua.edu
Phone: 202-319-5240
Fax: 202-319-6077

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