Hispanic Studies, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition Fee
    15942 CAD/year
    Tuition fee
    7226 CAD/year
    Tuition fee
    2328 CAD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #42 (WUR) ,
Hispanic Studies is committed to the disciplined study of all aspects of the literature, intellectual history, and culture of Spain and Latin America, as well as the Spanish and Portuguese languages.


Currently, Hispanic Studies has three outstanding research areas:

  • Colonial and Peninsular Baroque and Enlightenment, with a variety of intellectual and methodological approaches;
  • Queer Studies, particularly focused on contemporary Argentina and Spain;
  • Film and Literary Studies on contemporary Latin America.

The program has an outstanding Media Resource Centre, whose collection of films and music has over 300 titles from Latin America and Spain, with media in Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

A limited number of language instructorships are available each year and those interested should apply c/o the Graduate Coordinator.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Spanish Beginners
  • Spanish Intermediate
  • Hispanic Bibliography
  • Guided Research Project in Medieval and Golden Age Literature (including Colonial Spanish America)
  • Guided Research Project in Modern and Contemporary Spanish Literature
  • Guided Research Project in Modern and Contemporary Spanish-American Literature

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

In order to be admitted to graduate work in Hispanic Studies, candidates must fulfill the following prerequisites:

  • Candidates must possess a B.A. degree with Honours or in certain cases Joint Honours in Hispanic Studies from McGill University, or an equivalent degree from another college or university of recognized standing.
  • Candidates who do not possess the above prerequisites may, with special permission, enter the Department as qualifying students for the purpose of completing these preliminary studies. They may have to take, among other courses, HISP 550, Comprehensive Examination.

All supporting application documents and required supplemental materials must be uploaded directly to the McGill admissions processing system.

  • Online Application for Admission form
  • Application fee: non-refundable Canadian funds payable by credit card cover up to two program choices per term. Some programs may charge additional fees. If applicable, these will be automatically charged when you submit the application form. Please note that application fees and other charges are listed on the Student Accounts website.
  • Transcripts: your complete record of study from each university-level institution you have attended to date. Uploaded copies are considered unofficial; final, official copies will be required of admitted applicants.
  • Reference letters: on the application form you must provide the names and email addresses of at least two professors who are familiar with your academic work. McGill will contact these referees and invite them to upload references on your behalf.
  • TOEFL/IELTS, GRE, GMAT results: when registering for the test, please ensure that you request that results be sent directly to McGill University. McGill will then receive the results electronically, directly from the testing agency.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15942 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15942 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    7226 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7226 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    2328 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2328 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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