Latin American Studies Graduate School

Your options when considering graduate studies in Latin American studies can include a graduate certificate, Master of Arts (MA), or a PhD. This article walks you through some of the programs and schools that are available in the United States. Schools offering Culture & Media Studies degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

University of Louisville

Here, you can pursue a graduate certificate in Latin American and Latino Studies, which can be done as a standalone program or in conjunction with another Master's degree. The school offers you the opportunity to take classes in areas such as anthropology, Spanish, women's studies and law when pursuing this degree.

University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh offers two graduate certificates, in Latin American Studies and in Latin American Social and Public Policy. The institution states that the Latin American studies certificate program is designed to be an additional credential alongside a graduate degree, and the social and public policy certificate is aimed at those wanting to drive change and policy in Latin American regions.

University of South Florida

This school offers you the opportunity to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, which can be completed in 15 credit hours. The program does require that you take six credits in both the humanities and social sciences.

San Diego State University

Here you can complete an MA or a dual Master of Public Administration (54-66 credits), Master of Public Health (63 credits), or Master of Business Administration (72 credits) alongside the Master in Latin American studies. The program asks that you take classes in three different departments, not including the mandatory classes for the program.

University of Arizona

The University of Arizona offers you the opportunity to pursue an MA and has the option to pursue a dual degree. The school has four dual degree options in journalism, law, public administration, and public health.

University of Florida

The University of Florida provides several options to you when pursuing this discipline, including a graduate certificate or an MA. The program also offers a concentration in tropical conservation and development.

City University of New York

Here you may pursue an MA in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies. This program requires you to take three foundational courses, and then allows you to take 18 credits relevant to your studies; you can then complete your capstone project.

University of California Los Angeles

UCLA offers you the opportunity to pursue an MA. UCLA's course options allow for students to take classes that intersect with the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, the fine arts, and professional studies.

University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico offers you the option of pursuing an MA, PhD, or several dual degree options, including master's in business administration, community and regional planning, law, and public health. The university emphasizes the flexibility of the program, with the master's program offering 17 different concentration options.

University of Texas at Austin

This school offers you the opportunity to earn either an MA or a PhD in Latin American Studies. You can also pursue a dual degree with your MA, including a master's in business administration, journalism, law or social work. This institution prides itself on its Latin American Studies program being highly interdisciplinary, featuring faculty from 30 different departments.

Institution Program Options Tuition* (2019-2020)
University of Louisville Graduate certificate $6,500 per semester in state; $13,557 per semester out of state
University of Pittsburgh Graduate certificates $23,530 - in state; $39,898 out of state
University of South Florida Graduate certificate $7,840 - in state; $15,864 out of state
San Diego State University Master of Arts - Dual Degree $8,944 - in or out of state
University of Arizona Master of Arts - Dual Degree $5,969.00 in-state; $10,063.50 - out of state
University of Florida Masters of Arts - Graduate certificate $12,740 - in or out of state
City University of New York Master of Arts $11,090 - in state; $20,174 - out of state
University of California Los Angeles Master of Arts $17,272 - in state; $32,374 - out of state
University of New Mexico Master of Arts - PhD - Dual degree $8,608.00 - in state; 24,942.00 - out of state
University of Texas at Austin Master of Arts - PhD - Dual degree $8,928 - in state; $17,694 - out of state

Sources: all tuition costs came from the schools analyzed; differences may occur depending on course load, and whether you choose to pursue a dual degree. The costs assume two full-time semesters.

If you are considering a degree in Latin American studies you have a number of options available to you. Many programs have the flexibility to allow you to pursue a variety of areas of interest.

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