The Spanish and Portuguese graduate program offers students solid professional preparation, gaining in concert with the opportunity for exploration and intellectual growth.
Our graduate students come from a plurality of ethnic and national backgrounds. They receive close mentorship and leave with a degree that prepares them for dynamic academic careers as scholars, teachers, and researchers. Our department offers professional workshops and colloquia on publishing, teaching, and interview preparation. These professional development resources contribute to our consistent record of competitive academic job placement.
In addition, regular series of works-in-progress presentations allow our graduate students to develop sustained research agendas and ready themselves for conference participation. Travel funds are available to students to present their papers at conferences in the U.S. and abroad.