Spanish Graduate Program Application Instructions
Updated February, 2018.
1. Submit these materials directly to the Office of Admissions and Records:
— Complete a General OU Application and submit it directly to the Office of Admissions and Records. International students complete a different OU Application and also submit it directly to the Office of Admissions and Records. Make sure all listed supporting documentation is included with this application. For more general application details see General Program Information: MA, PhD.
2. Submit these materials directly to the Graduate College
— Three letters of recommendation using the MLLL recommendation forms.
— Narrative statement of intent between 250 and 500 words written in Spanish. It must describe the applicant's accomplishments and plans for the future. The statement serves to assess whether your goals are in line with those of the program and to assess your ability to write in the foreign language.
— Application for Graduate Teaching Assistantship. This step is necessary only if you are interested in a Graduate Teaching Assistantship or a Fellowship. Click here for more information on these awards.
— Writing sample. M.A. applicants submit a writing sample in Spanish or English of a minimum of 5 pages, Ph.D. applicants submit a writing sample in Spanish or English of a minimum of 10 to 15 pages. This sample serves to assess your skill in preparing a well structured academic discourse.
— Audio recording. applicants submit a three-minute audio recording in Spanish on a topic of their choice. This is only a requirement for non-native speakers of Spanish. This recording serves to confirm an advanced level of spoken Spanish.
- February 1 for Fall admission
- October 1 for Spring admission