Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Accelerated MA in Foreign Languages (with a concentration in Spanish/Bilingual Multicultural Education)

Application Process

Preparing to Apply

Applicants to the accelerated masters in Foreign Languages with a concentration in Spanish Bilingual/Multicultural Education must have completed (or be currently enrolled in) SPAN 370 and at least one other SPAN course at the 300-level.

Before applying:

  • Review your eligibility and admissibility to the program
  • Be familiar with the policies for accelerated master's programs
  • Meet with your undergraduate major advisor
  • You may also wish to email mclgrad@gmu.edu to set up an appointment with the MCL Graduate Director.

In addition to the inquiry form and online application, you will need to submit the following supplemental materials:

  • One letter of recommendation from an individual familiar with the applicant's qualifications for graduate study
  • Goal statement in Spanish explaining your interest in the program and how you would like to connect your graduate work to your career aspirations
  • Unofficial transcripts

When to Apply

Mason undergraduate students who have completed between 75 and 100 credits toward the bachelor’s degree are invited to apply.

Eligible students should contact their advisor to initiate the application process. Access the Accelerated Master’s Application Guide for more information.

Post Application

The application is processed by the Office of Graduate Admissions. If approved, you will receive a letter of admission to the accelerated master’s program and a graduate admissions approval letter for the term you officially begin the master’s program.

The official date for the start of your master’s degree is the semester immediately following your undergraduate graduation.

Accelerated master’s students must graduate from their undergraduate program in the semester specified on their application to the accelerated degree program. Changes to the timeline for conferral of the undergraduate degree must receive written approval by the graduate program director. Students must meet the University’s accelerated master’s program policies

Failure to meet the terms of admission will result in termination from the accelerated master’s program.

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