Graduation with the Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures and Cultural Studies requires 90 credit hours:
- A total of 60 credit hours of departmental coursework, minor coursework, and M.A. transfer credits (up to 30 credits)
- Remaining credits (roughly 30) completed by Ph.D. thesis hours (S805).
- Two foreign languages or one in-depth language
- One minor area (at least 12 credit hours): recommended fields include American Studies, Anthropology, Catalan, Critical Theory in the Humanities, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, English, French, Gender Studies, History, Italian, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Portuguese, Renaissance Studies, and West European Studies
- One departmental seminar (S708); S512, Theory and Criticism, or its equivalent
- Methods of Teaching College Spanish (HISP S 517) is required
- 18 credit hours in Hispanic Literature (excluding S512 and S517)