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Why Study Spanish?

In the MU Spanish program, abrimos puertas - we open doors that connect you with 500 million Spanish speakers in 20+ countries. We prepare you for exciting career opportunities at home and abroad. With dynamic pedagogy, diverse academic, extracurricular offerings, and life-changing study abroad programs, we give you the keys to success so you can unlock your potential and learn how to speak fluent Spanish.

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Undergraduate Program

Choose the degree program that aligns perfectly with your career goals. Pursue a BA with a major in Spanish or add a minor in Spanish or Latinx Studies to your degree program.

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Graduate Program

The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers two Masters of Arts programs in Spanish: the MA in Romance Languages in Spanish and MA in Language Teaching (MALT). The MA in Romance Languages in Spanish focuses on Hispanic studies, while MALT specializes in teaching Spanish as a second language.

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Our courses provide students with the fundamental and an advanced understanding of the Spanish language. Students learn to listen, speak, read, and write in Spanish, while exploring the history, culture and current events of modern Latin America. Students who are interested in teaching Spanish are provided with the foundation to teach and implement lesson plans.

Get Involved

Spanish Club

Connect with students and faculty who share a similar passion for the Spanish language and culture. The Spanish Club offers a unique community for students to practice, enhance and supplement their language skills. They can also pair up with English language learners of Hispanic origin in the Language Partners program.

Clubs & Organizations
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Scholarships are available to support your studies in Spanish. See if you qualify!


Study Abroad

Immerse yourself in Spanish culture while improving your language skills during a study abroad experience in Spain or Peru. Apply for a six-credit hour program at one of the oldest universities in Spain, or study abroad in Lima and Cusco, Peru. 

Study Abroad Opportunities
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Our faculty

Our world-class faculty are dedicated to research excellence and student success. They work closely with students to increase their understanding of the Spanish language.

Our faculty
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Get started in Spanish

To learn more about Spanish courses at MU, or to ask about internships, fellowships, and study abroad opportunities, please contact Spanish advisor Pablo Serna,, to schedule an advising appointment.


Learn more about scholarship and awards for students here.