Admissions and Financial Support

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Admissions

Applications must be submitted on the Graduate School's website. The deadline for applications to the Master of Arts program in Iberian and Latin American Studies is January 15.

All applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and to submit a writing sample and a minimum of three letters of recommendation with their online application to the Graduate School.

The following is also required by the Department and should be sent to Linda Rule, Romance Lang & Lit, 343 O'Shaughnessy Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556 or linda.rule@nd.edu: A compact disc or MP3 file, which should demonstrate your competency in Spanish if you are native speaker of English, or in English if you are a native speaker of the language you plan to study. You need not prepare an original speech for this purpose but may simply read aloud.

Non-native speakers of English must also submit TOEFL scores and a compact disc or MP3 file, which should demonstrate your competency in Spanish or Portuguese if you are native speaker of English, or in English if you are a native speaker of the language you plan to study. You need not prepare an original speech for this purpose but may simply read aloud.

Financial Support

Support packages typically include teaching assistantships, tuition waivers and/or stipends. The University also makes available a number of minority fellowships that include both a tuition waiver and a stipend. Notre Dame stipends are competitive with those of other universities, and many students find the stipends even more attractive when the cost of living here is considered. Housing and other living costs in the South Bend area are well below the average for urban areas throughout the country. Over half Notre Dame's advanced students live in campus housing on or directly adjacent to the University.

For More Information

Online applications and general information are available through the Graduate School. For specific questions about the Iberian and Latin American Literatures M.A. or B.A.-M.A. degrees, you may contact the Graduate Coordinator, Professor Maria Rosa Olivera-Williams.

Para informes en español: Olivera-Williams.1@nd.edu