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Graduate Students

ΘνΓΓΙη's Madrid campus is home to two exceptional graduate programs: the Master of Arts in Spanish and the Master of Arts in Political Science and Public Affairs.

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Join our vibrant, international community of scholars and researchers who thrive in the culturally rich city of Madrid. ΘνΓΓΙη-Madrid also hosts summer programs for students pursuing graduate degrees in law and business. 

For in-depth academic information on our master's programs, visit the program pages under their respective departments: 

Admissions Requirements

M.A. in Spanish

Applicants should hold a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish or equivalent with an excellent academic record.

Your complete application must include:

  • Undergraduate academic transcripts. At least 18 credits in advanced Culture, Literature or Language are required.
  • Three letters of recommendation from people familiar with your academic and professional experience, such as a former employer, university professor, or advisor.
  • Statement of purpose of 500 words that addresses your intellectual and professional goals.
  • A rΓ©sumΓ©/CV.
  • Writing sample of five to eight pages in Spanish that should include citations and references. You may want to use a good paper from an undergraduate course.

Though considered optional, you may also submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT). ΘνΓΓΙη-Madrid is proud to be a test-optional institution. 

Upload all application materials to the online application system according to the instructions in the online application form. Send transcripts via email to graduate-admissions-madrid@slu.edu.

The deadlines for admission are:

  • Fall semester: rolling admissions until May 1; deadline for assistantship and scholarship applications: April 15.
  • Spring semester: rolling admissions until Sept. 1; deadline for assistantship and scholarship applications: Sept. 1.
  • Summer session: April 1 (Summer session II).

Once your application is complete, a committee of faculty members will review it for evidence of preparation for advanced study of literature and the likelihood of academic success. One committee member will conduct a Zoom interview to assess your oral proficiency. 

If you are a non-European Union student, note that acquiring a student visa can take two to three months, and the process can begin only after you have been admitted and have confirmed your acceptance. We urge you to research the student visa process early, and our Visas for Spain page is a good place to start.

M.A. in Political Science and Public Affairs

Applicants should hold a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/International Relations, or a related field, with an excellent academic record.

The application package must include: 

  • Original academic transcripts.
  • Three letters of recommendation from people familiar with your academic and professional experience, such as from a former university professor, advisor or former employer.
  • Statement of purpose of 500 words that addresses your intellectual and professional goals.
  • A rΓ©sumΓ©/CV.
  • Writing sample of eight to 10 pages with citations and references. You may want to use a good paper from an undergraduate course.

Though considered optional, you may also submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT). ΘνΓΓΙη-Madrid is proud to be a test-optional institution. 

Upload all application materials to the online application system according to the instructions in the online application form. Send transcripts via email to graduate-admissions-madrid@slu.edu

Deadlines

Full program applicants: The M.A. in Political Science and Public Affairs starts in the fall and runs over four terms (Fall, Spring, Summer I and Summer II). Deadline: rolling admissions until May 1; deadline for assistantship and scholarship applications is April 15. 

Once your application is complete, a committee of faculty members reviews it for evidence of sufficient preparation for advanced study in political science/international relations and the likelihood of academic success. One member of the committee will conduct a Zoom interview to assess your suitability for the program. 

If you are a non-European Union student, note that acquiring a student visa can take two to three months, and the process can begin only after you have been admitted and have confirmed your acceptance. We urge you to research the student visa process early, and our Visas for Spain page is a good place to start.