What will I study in this field?

Starting with an intermediate background in Portuguese, a wide range of graduate programs enable you to focus on Portuguese Language and Linguistics, or Literature of the Portuguese-speaking world. You may also do a comparative study , in literature or linguistics, between Portuguese and any other languages (Spanish is a popular choice).

What do Portuguese specialists do in the Army?

Most become Foreign Area Officers, serving as attachés, security assistance officers, staff advisors on military affairs and operations, and liaison officers to foreign militaries. Many will have the opportunity to teach Portuguese at USMA.

What kinds of Master's Degree predominate in the field?

MA in Portuguese, MA in Romance or Modern Languages, MA in Latin American Studies (with a focus in Portuguese)

What kinds of professionals study in a typical Portuguese program?

Most graduate students are studying toward a Ph.D. with the intent of teaching at the University level. Others may be studying for an MA in order to serve with a government agency like the State Department or an Intelligence agency.

Top Portuguese Programs for Army Officers:

  • University of Arizona
  • Brigham Young University
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Massachusetts (Amherst or Dartmouth)
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • UCLA
  • University of California - Berkley
West Point faculty members have attended graduate school through the Army. As a result, they`re familiar with most American universities and would be happy to advise you on this discipline as you consider your options. Feel free to give them a call at: (845)938-5286, (845)938-0055 or (845)938-0044. When you do so, make sure to identify yourself as a CSP-GRADSO holder.

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