Although the Department offers both the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, the graduate program is essentially a Ph.D. program. The M.A. degree in Spanish or in Portuguese is a degree awarded upon successful completion of the first phase of the doctoral program. The Ph.D. program is in Hispanic Languages and Literatures.
Below is a quick summary of requirements for your perusal. For the official Spanish and Portuguese program requirements please visit UCLA’s Graduate Division website.