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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Department of Portuguese

North Dartmouth, MA

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Overview

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth / Department of Portuguese is located in North Dartmouth, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Luso-Afro Brazilian studies and theory
Master of Arts (MA) Portuguese studies

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 3
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Written exam or project
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Dissertation

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4
Applied
4
Accepted
1
Enrolled
100%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st January 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 15th October 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose (minimum of 300 words), resume, 3 letters of recommendation, official transcripts, writing samples in Portuguese (minimum of 10 pages of writing)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose (minimum of 300 words), resume, 3 letters of recommendation, official transcripts, scholarly writing sample (minimum of 10 pages)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 497
TOEFL IBT score: 60
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available

Student Body

11
Total Graduate Students
27%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 18.18%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 45%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 9.09%

Gender

Male (18%)
Female (81%)

Faculty

7
Total faculty
Full-time - 5
Part-time - 2
Male (4)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Teaching and learning Portuguese as a heritage language, literature in Luso-Afro-Brazilian studies, studies in ethnicity and migration, bi- and multi-linguicism, histories of translation and gender in romance literary traditions
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
347,000

Location & Contact

Address 285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA  02747-2300
United States
Contact Victor Mendes
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Portuguese
Email: vmendes@umassd.edu
Phone: 508-999-8338
Fax: 508-910-9272

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