Spanish Short Duartion Masters
Master of Spanish (MA)

Short duration MA

Feed your intellectual curiosity: How do language and culture shape the way we think?

The Spanish MA program focuses on language, culture and literature, three interrelated fields that inspire students’ spirit of inquiry. You’ll learn about the history and culture of Hispanic countries and how these countries interact with the world, while making connections between disciplines that will allow you to develop new ways of approaching cultural issues. Program graduates  pursue careers in areas such as academia, teaching, international relations, editing or entrepreneurship.

Embark on a cultural journey with deep roots.

The University of Ottawa’s Spanish graduate program is one of the oldest in Canada. You’ll benefit from professors’ long-standing relationships with embassies and from their wide networks. This will allow you to fully immerse yourself in Hispanic culture through work experiences in Canada and in Spanish-speaking countries. The  diverse course offerings make the program very flexible and customizable and the multidisciplinary approach fosters creativity and innovation.

Gain work experience that transcends borders.

You can gain project management and communications experience working with professors on interuniversity research collaborations in Canada and abroad, as well as editing experience working on projects for well-known publishers. You may also qualify for an undergraduate teaching assistantship  guaranteeing you an annual $12,500 scholarship.

Student testimonial

Abigail Roche

This program challenged me in new ways and helped me develop important professional skills that I use every day, particularly in relation to writing and analysis. I enjoyed the small class environment, which allowed me to build relationships with the other students and with amazing professors. This tight-knit network was of great support in my role as a Spanish teacher’s assistant throughout my studies.

Abigail Roche
Editor-writer, executive offices, Natural Resources Canada
Master of Spanish ’20






Learn more about graduate and postdoctoral studies



  • Coursework (12 months)


  • Full- or part-time enrolment
  • In-person or online courses
  • September or January start (evening classes available)
  • Courses taught in Spanish (elective courses may be taught in English or in French)

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