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Master of Arts in Latin American Studies


  The master of arts in Latin American studies degree program allows students to acquire expertise in multiple aspects of Latin America. Building on the unique interdisciplinary structure of the School of Arts and Humanities, the program has an integrated curriculum that connects literary, historical, cultural and visual studies. Students have two options, a “research” or a “professional” option.  Students with plans for doctoral study should choose the research option

Program Information

School: School of Arts and Humanities

Program: Latin American Studies

Catalog page: MA

MA in Latin American Studies Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's or master's degree in arts and humanities fields

GPA: 3.3 (especially in upper-division undergraduate and graduate work)

Letters of recommendation: 3

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Pia K. Jakobsson
800 W. Campbell Road JO31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: JO 4.128

Admission Questions:
Lacey Ames

Possible Careers

Teacher/Educator, writer, editor, historian, legal/policy, international business, and various positions in academic research or an advanced level of professional practice 

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.