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 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.

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 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.


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

Admission Questions:
Julia Maddox

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.