Application for Admission

Application Requirements

If you need a printed copy of the M.A. Spanish Application Form, please contact Karen Fischer at 707-664-2682 or karen.fischer@sonoma.edu.

Your completed application must be accompanied by the following:

  • The $55 application fee (check or money order made out to SSU)
  • Two (2) Official Transcripts showing the most recent 60 semester units you have attempted,
    as well as award of the bachelor's degree
  • Four (4) copies of a written Statement of Purpose as related to the Spanish M.A. Program
    (written in Spanish, maximum 500 words)
  • One (1) copy of an oral description of your experience as a learner/speaker of Spanish
    spoken by you in Spanish ( maximum four minutes), either on a cassette tape or CD
    (.mp3, QuickTime, Audacity formats only).

Please mail your application and all accompanying materials to:

SSU School of Extended Education
attn: Karen Fischer
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Stevenson Hall 1012
Rohnert Park, CA 94928.

Academic Preparation Required For Admission

To be considered for admission, candidates must meet one of the following three options:

  1. Have a BA in Spanish from an accredited institution.
  2. Have a bachelors degree in another discipline from an accredited institution and have completed the following SSU courses (or their equivalents at another institution):
    SPAN 301
    SPAN 304
    SPAN 305
    SPAN 306
    SPAN 307
    SPAN 400
    SPAN 401
    SPAN 402
  3. Have a bachelors degree in another discipline from an institution where Spanish is the primary language of instruction and have completed the following SSU courses (or their equivalents at another institution):
    SPAN 400
    SPAN 401
    SPAN 402

Courses used to fulfill admission requirements may not be counted toward the MA in Spanish program requirements (e.g. if a student takes SPAN 401 prior to being admitted to the graduate program, it may not be counted toward the MA unless it is repeated with a different topic).

In some cases, one or more courses required for admission to the program may be waived based on demonstrable professional or academic experience. Consult with the Graduate Advisor for details.