11
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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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

Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 2

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

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4
Applied
2
Accepted
50%

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

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: 500
TOEFL IBT score: 61

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 Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

11
Total Graduate Students
45%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
54%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 27.27%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 36%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 9.09%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (27%)
Female (72%)

Faculty

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

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:
308,000

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