The Graduate Program in Spanish Studies offers graduate courses in Latin American, Peninsular and Latino literature, culture, film, and linguistics leading to the Ph.D. degree in Literatures, Cultures and Languages-Spanish. The research program in Spanish includes Spanish Literary and Cultural Studies, Golden Age, Colonial, 18th-21st -century Peninsular, 19th-21st -century Latin American, Latino Studies in U.S. and Caribbean Literary and Cultural Studies, and a diversity of theoretical fields such as Gender Studies, Film and Media Studies, Performance Studies and Applied Linguistics.

The Ph.D. program emphasizes an interdisciplinary and trans-regional approach to all the fields, epochs and genres of the Latin American and Peninsular world. The program facilitates research and professionalization by individually structuring each student’s plan of study. Admission is competitive, and qualifying graduate students are financially supported by teaching or research assistantships.