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 seeking the MA in Latin American Studies have two options, a “research” or a “professional” option. Students with plans for doctoral study should choose the research option.
School: School of Arts and Humanities
Program: Latin American Studies
Catalog page: MA
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 electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.
Admissions essay required: Yes
Deadlines: University deadlines apply.
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800 W. Campbell Road JO31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: JO 4.128
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See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.