Earn a U.S. accredited M.A. in Spanish

At SLU-Madrid, we know that pursuing a graduate degree is a big commitment and the stresses of the global pandemic make decisions even more difficult. SLU-Madrid staff is available to answer your questions and concerns.


Excellence in education inspired by the Jesuit ideals

Our Master of Arts in Spanish offers a rigorous curriculum covering Spanish Peninsular and Latin American literature, teaching and applied linguistics.


Earn a U.S. accredited M.A. in Spanish in Madrid

Study Spanish language, teaching and applied linguistics in a context of total immersion.


Earn credits toward your degree during the summers or the traditional academic year. Classes are offered on campus and online. If you choose Madrid as your campus, your learning will go beyond the classroom.

As a master’s student at SLU-Madrid, you’ll experience total immersion in the Spanish language and its cultures. Classes incorporate encounters with prominent writers, seminars, round table discussions, and excursions to sites such as the Real Academia Española and the birthplace of Cervantes.

Assistantships and financial aid

Tuition fees are as much as 50% lower than those for comparable programs in the U.S. and we offer a wide range of financial aid options.

Prepare for your future

Our graduates have gone on to earn doctoral degrees and to work in sectors including teaching, government, consulting and more.

Make Madrid your campus

As one of the safest and most vibrant cities in the Spanish-speaking world, Madrid is the natural place to study an M.A. in Spanish.

A summer program for Spanish teachers

The summer program allows you to focus on your job during the school year and spend the summers earning your degree.


«Through the M.A. in Spanish at SLU-Madrid, I am gaining an appreciation for the rich literary tradition of Spain, and I am working to perfect my Spanish by immersing myself in the culture. Also, I am continually encouraged to work hard and do my best by the passionate professors of SLU-Madrid.»

Ricky Ardila (M.A. in Spanish candidate)

“Not only have the professional and dedicated professors in the M.A. Spanish program at SLU-Madrid inspired me to see new light in Spanish languages and literatures studies, but the additional literary and cultural opportunities throughout the city of Madrid, which the faculty actively promotes, have been crucial in my growing appreciation for Spanish, something that I would have sadly missed out on had I completed my studies solely state-side.”

Cassandra O’Mahoney (M.A. in Spanish - ’16)

“Completing my master’s degree in Spanish while at SLU-Madrid was one of the best decisions of my life. In addition to being fully immersed in Spanish culture while living and working in Madrid, I consider the professors at SLU-Madrid to be like family to me. They constantly encouraged me and helped me succeed not only in the master’s program, but beyond as well. I couldn’t be more grateful to have studied with such outstanding experts.”

Tyler Gabbard (M.A. in Spanish - ’15)

“I cannot stress enough that receiving my M.A. in Spanish at SLU-Madrid has been one of the most valuable experiences of my life. Not only does living and studying in Madrid improve your knowledge and fluency, but the incredible faculty and talented students push you beyond all expectations.”

Miranda Russell (M.A. in Spanish - ’14)

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