Graduate Programs at Indiana University, Bloomington

M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, Hispanic Linguistics, and Portuguese, as well as Ph.D. Minors offered in Catalan and Portuguese. They offer student academic appointments, which provide a competitive stipend of $18,000/year, full fee remission of up to $37,000 in tuition, and health insurance to all admitted students. Masters students are funded for two years, and Doctoral students can be funded for at least an additional five years, making a total of up to seven years for those pursuing the M.A. and Ph.D. Students are also eligible for competitive recruitment and diversity fellowships as well as fellowships allowing for collaborative research with faculty members, and they can apply for a number of departmental and university-wide fellowships to support research and conference travel.

Please take a moment to watch their faculty and students talk about their experiences with the programs and at Indiana University, Bloomington in the following video:

The Program distinguishes itself from others with its focus on cutting edge research training. Graduate students can take advantage of exceptional resources when conducting research. Indiana University houses one of the largest Latin American and Iberian book collections in the country at the Wells Library and the Lilly Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts. Engagement with theory and interdisciplinary research is encouraged at the Center for Theoretical Inquiry in the Humanities, and a host of interdisciplinary research centers. Linguistics students have access to course offerings in several departments such as Linguistics, Second Language Studies, Psychology, the Cognitive Science Program, and more. Students also receive training in classroom teaching and professionalization through their Classroom Pedagogy class, as well as workshops, our departmental Professionalization Workshop Series, and experienced career training staff. Faculty specialty areas are broad, including various branches of linguistics, and a wide range of fields, periods and approaches to Latin American, Iberian, and Latinx literature, film, culture. They offer students a comprehensive and rigorous preparation in whichever of these disciplines they choose. The size of the program (22 tenure-track faculty, ca. 82 students) enables individualized mentoring and guidance.

This year, a selection of accepted domestic applicants to their M.A. and Ph.D. Programs will be invited for an on-campus visit in March of 2022. There also will be a virtual open house in March for everybody, including international applicants and those unable to travel, where applicants will be meeting their cohort, graduate students, and faculty from the Department.

Departmental website for more information about your particular academic interests: Also, feel free to contact Professor Anke Birkenmaier ( or their Graduate Office ( with any questions.

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