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Vanderbilt University

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Nashville, TN

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Vanderbilt University

Overview

Vanderbilt University / Department of Spanish and Portuguese is located in Nashville, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Portuguese
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Spanish
Master of Arts (MA) Spanish
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Spanish and Portuguese
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Spanish

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Final and qualifying exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

39
Applied
7
Accepted
6
Enrolled
18%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Writing sample in Spanish

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 88

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

24
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 20.83%
Black or African American 8.33%
White or Caucasian 20%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (50%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 0
Male (7)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American literatures; foreign language pedagogy; Renaissance and Baroque poetry; nineteenth-century Spanish novel
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Nashville, TN  37240-1001
United States
Contact Dr. Benigno Trigo
Chair
Email: benigno.trigo@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: 615-322-6930
Fax: 615-343-7260