Admissions Requirements

  • Must possess a B.A. in Spanish or its equivalent from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 grade point average or better.
  • In most cases, candidates are expected to have at least one year of secondary teaching experience prior to admission to the program.
  • Students are expected to have already attained written and spoken command of Spanish, and all courses, with the exception of some Pedagogy courses, are taught in Spanish.

The UNC Graduate School processes all graduate applications and fees and their "Master’s Degree Admission Standards" and their additional regulations and policies apply to all graduate students: minimum grade point average, years to completion, continuous registration policy, resident/non-resident status, and the requirement that all graduate students must take  SPAN 600 Spanish Research Methods prior to graduation. The UNC Graduate School also processes and awards financial aid, fellowship and scholarship monies, particularly to students in their first year of study.

Contact the graduate coordinator for more information:

Dr. Joy Landeira
Phone: (970) 351-2162

Application Materials

Send to:

Completed application to the Graduate School

Complete Online:

$50 Application Fee

The Graduate School
University of Northern Colorado
501 20th St
Campus Box 135
Greeley, CO 80634

Phone: 970-351-2831
Fax: 970-351-2371

Three Letters of Recommendation:

For electronic submission, students should fill out the following form:

Official Undergraduate Transcripts:
If you completed your entire undergraduate degree at UNC, you do not need to submit official transcripts. Contact the Graduate School for more information.

GRE and/or TOEFL Test Scores:
Required for international students


For more information about how to apply, please visit the Graduate School website.

International applicants who do not speak English as a first language must meet UNC’s requirements for English Proficiency, detailed here:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


  • Department of Hispanic Studies
    501 20th St
    Campus Box 87
    Greeley, Colorado 80639
  • Chair: Dr. Joy Landeira
  • Main Office: CAND 0295
    Phone: (970) 351-2811 
    Fax: (970) 351-3823