Admission and Program Requirements

Apply to this program through a central application. Review the sections below before you begin.

Admission requirements:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by agencies recognized by Missouri State University or equivalent education from a foreign university.
  2. A score of intermediate-high or higher in Spanish on the OPI (or equivalent)
  3. A GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale for the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work or completion of 9 credit hours of graduate course work with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  4. All additional university and Graduate College requirements for admission to a certificate program.

Double counting of coursework

Graduate certificate programs must differ from one another by at least 2 courses or 40% of the total certificate credit hours.

Required courses

Choose 4 courses (12 hours) from the list below:

Course code

Course Title

Credit hours

SPN 610 Advanced Translation 3
SPN 624 Advanced Topics in Hispanic Linguistics* 3
SPN 690 Advanced Spanish Grammar 3
SPN 725 Seminar in Hispanic Literature and Culture 3
SPN 735 Advanced Spanish Proficiency 3

* MCL 691 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for SPN 624