Applicants to the program must hold a B.A., with a GPA of 3.00 in their major field.
Applicants must demonstrate an advanced level of proficiency in both English and Spanish; non-native speakers of those languages must take a placement exam administered by the Department of World Languages and Cultures (Spanish) or the English Language Center (English). There is no cost for the placement exam in Spanish, which involves a written test and an interview. The English Language Center will charge $95 for the higher-level Michigan Test of English Language Placement. A degree from an English-language accredited institution of higher education may be substituted for the latter, upon departmental approval.
Applicants must be accepted by the Graduate College.