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Graduate Studies

Admissions

We welcome applications to the M.A. or Ph.D. Programs in Hispanic Linguistics, Hispanic Literatures, and Portuguese. Students who wish to pursue the M.A. and Ph.D. should indicate in the statement of purpose their desire to continue on to the Ph.D. All applicants will be considered for full funding.

The application deadline for admission in this coming fall’s class is January 15 for domestic applicants/permanent residents, and December 1 for international applicants. Please note that the Department only admits new students in the fall. Completion of the online application is preferred.

 

Please submit the following materials by the above deadlines:

1. Completed application form - U.S. citizens and International students use the same online application at the following link: https://onestart.iu.edu/sisad-prd/p/Guest.do?methodToCall=start&inst=IUBLA&career=GRAD&parm1=DEGR
International students must apply online. Domestic students also have the option of applying via a paper application but the online method is preferred. Please know you will need to have your credit card available for payment when applying online.

2. Statement of Purpose - Provide a statement (approximately 500 words) that identifies your academic goals (graduate study and research), career objectives, why you are applying to this program, and the qualifications that make you a strong candidate for this program.

3. GRE Scores (Graduate Record Exam) - Required of both native and non-native English speakers. These scores must be sent directly to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese by the Educational Testing Service. Institutional code: 1324; Dept. code: 2608.

4. TOEFL Scores (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Regardless of citizenship and residency status, the university requires all non-native English speakers to submit TOEFL scores. These scores must be sent directly to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese by the Educational Testing Service. Institutional code: 1324; Dept. code: 2608. Students taking the TOEFL must take the international version of the exam (iBT or PBT). A cumulative score of at least 79-80 on the Internet based exam (213 on the computer based exam, or 550 on the paper exam) is required. IELTS scores may be accepted in lieu of the TOEFL; minimum score of 6.5 is required.

5. Letters of Recommendation - Please have three recommenders (preferably tenure-track or tenured professors) who are familiar with your academic performance submit up-to-date letters of recommendation on your behalf to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. The electronic application provides a link for recommenders to submit their letters electronically. Letters may also be mailed directly to the graduate office.

6. Transcripts - Official transcripts of academic work from all previous postsecondary institutions must be submitted.

Domestic applicants:  Upload unofficial copies of transcripts with the online application.  Official transcripts may be sent electronically by secure method from the issuing institution's records office to the Spanish & Portuguese Graduate Office (gradhisp@) or via US mail to the following address:

Indiana University
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Graduate Studies Office
355 N. Jordan Ave.
GISB 2171
Bloomington IN 47405-1105

International applicants: Upload unofficial copies of transcripts with the online application. Official academic records in the original language from every postsecondary school you have attended, whether or not you obtained a degree. If the original is not in English, also include a certified, literal translation. Records must be issued by the registrar or record-keeping official from the institution at which the work was completed. Notarized copies of academic records are not acceptable. If you studied in the United States or Canada, have official transcripts sent directly to International Admissions from the issuing institution's records office. For more information about country-specific requirements please contact: 

Office of International Services
Indiana University
Poplars 221
400 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington IN 47405 USA

7. Writing Sample - Required of M.A. and Ph.D. Hispanic literature applicants only. Please submit a sample of your academic writing in Spanish (for example, a course or seminar paper).

Submit application materials to:

Indiana University
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Graduate Studies Office
355 N. Jordan Ave.
GISB 2171
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105

The on-line application to the program is preferred. If you have any questions about your application, please feel free to contact the Graduate Office by email or phone. You may also find further information by visiting the University Graduate School's Admissions website.


For your convenience, we have provided a list of useful resources to help in your application process: