Doctor of Philosophy in Spanish

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The Ph.D. degree is a research-oriented degree. Beyond the course work requirements, the Ph.D. requires successful completion and defense of a dissertation representing original research in Hispanic literatures or linguistics.  The areas in which recent dissertations have been completed in our program include contemporary Iberian studies, early modern Spanish literature, Spanish-American narrative, Spanish-American essay, formal Spanish syntax, Spanish phonology and sociophonetics, and second language acquisition.