Modern Languages at UTA

Department News


    New Professor in Spanish

    New Professor in Spanish

    Welcome Dr. Gregorio-Cano to Spanish Translation Studies.


    Ignacio Ruiz Pérez Wins Poetry Award

    Ignacio Ruiz Pérez Wins Poetry Award

    Ignacio Ruiz Pérez wins prestigious Poetry Award


    Faculty Honored for Teaching

    Faculty Honored for Teaching

    Several faculty members received awards in teaching for 2015.




In addition to satisfying the entrance requirements for the College of Liberal Arts, prospective majors in the Department of Modern Languages must meet the following criteria:

  • A 3.0 GPA is required in the 1441-2314 Modern Language sequence, or a grade of B on the Modern Language placement test, or approval of the departmental advisor.
  • After admission to the Modern Language major, students must maintain a 2.00 GPA in major classes.

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A variety of factors are taken into consideration for admission to the program. Applicants may be admitted unconditionally, provisionally, or on a probationary basis. Unsatisfactory performance on a majority of factors listed below may result in denied or deferred admittance into the graduate program.


  • B.A. degree in the language to be studied, or equivalent of 18 hours of upper-level coursework in language to be studied.
    • A student who does not meet this requirement may obtain 18 hours by taking courses at the 3000 and 4000 level in French or Spanish at UTA.
    • A student may attempt to test out of nine hours of grammar, composition, and conversation. If a student tests out of grammar, composition, and conversation, s/he must take nine hours of 4000-level coursework, in order to demonstrate the ability to do advanced studies.
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00, as calculated by the Graduate School (usually, last 60 hours).
  • GRE score. Under specific circumstances, the GRE may be waived for applicants who received their B.A. from UTA. See GRE Waiver.
  • TOEFL score, for international students whose native language is not English. Applicants are expected to score 550 on the paper-based test or 213 on the computer-based test, in order to qualify for unconditional admission.
  • Submission of all documents required for application to the Graduate School (application, fee, official transcripts, and GRE scores). See graduate admissions on university catalog.
  • Submission of three (3) letters of recommendation to the Department of Modern Languages graduate advisor.


  • Probationary Admission
    Applicants with low GRE scores or a low GPA may be admitted based on other criteria such as letters of recommendation or current coursework. Under Probationary Admission, students are required to maintain a B average during the first twelve hours of graduate work.
  • Provisional Admission
    An applicant unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admission deadline but who otherwise appears to meet admission requirements may be granted provisional admission.
  • Deferred Admission
    A deferred decision may be granted when there is a deficiency that needs to be addressed before admission is granted.

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