What will I study in this field?

Starting with an intermediate background in Spanish, a wide range of graduate programs enable you to focus on the Spanish Language and Linguistics, or Spanish, Latin American or Iberian Literature. You can focus primarily in Spanish, or do comparative study between Spanish and any other languages (although Portuguese is a popular choice).

What do Spanish specialists do in the Army?

Most serve as 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 Spanish at USMA.

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

MA in Spanish, MA in Romance or Modern Languages, Master of Hispanic Studies (MHS), MA in Latin American Studies (with a focus in Spanish)

What kinds of professionals study in a typical Spanish 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 Spanish Programs for Army Officers:

  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Penn State University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Stanford University
  • NYU
  • Georgetown
  • Middlebury at Monoray Institute of International Studies
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 or (845)938-3748. When you do so, make sure to identify yourself as a CSP-GRADSO holder.

Researching Potential Schools

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