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How to Apply

Apply from September 3 - December 15

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies considers your aptitude for study in Hispanic and Lusophone literatures, cultures, and linguistics at the doctoral level.

Our program is designed for scholars who intend to pursue careers in university-level research. For prospective students interested in Spanish or Portuguese interpreting or language instruction, please consider the graduate programs in the College of Education and Human Development.


All application materials must be submitted electronically through the online application system (unless indicated otherwise) by the deadline, December 15. Please refer to the Application Checklist for important details. Applicants are accepted for admission fall semester only.

For more information pertaining to the Graduate School and the University of Minnesota, visit the Graduate School's page for prospective students.