Graduate Student Handbook

This document has been prepared to answer common questions about the graduate program offered by the UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese. It supplements the official Spanish and Portuguese program requirements listed in the UCLA’s Graduate Division website. 

The Standards and Procedures for Graduate Study at UCLAwhich frequently is cited in this handbook, provides detailed information and sets forth general policies, many of which come from the Academic Senate and its Graduate Council, regarding completion of degree requirements, master’s and doctoral committees, examinations and foreign language requirements. Also included are general regulations concerning graduate courses, standards of scholarship, leaves of absence, normal progress toward degree, and a number of other matters.

The content of this handbook is subject to revision. However, curricular degree requirements herein are subject to change or deletion without notice. In all matters, the rules and regulations of the UCLA General Catalog, the program requirements in the UCLA’s Graduate Division website and the Standards and Procedures for Graduate Study at UCLA shall supersede this handbook. Students should regularly check with the Director of Graduate Studies or with the Graduate Student Affairs Officer if there are any changes in regulations.

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