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 dynamic 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 may thus elect a professional option or a research option. Students with plans for doctoral study should choose the research option. Both options require students to demonstrate proficiency in an approved foreign language and to complete an approved internship or study abroad. The research option also requires completion of a capstone project.

Program Information

School: School of Arts and Humanities

Program: Latin American Studies

Catalog page: MA

MA in Latin American Studies Fact Sheet

MA in Latin American Studies Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Normally students applying for admission to the Graduate Program in Latin American Studies should have a previous degree (BA or BS) in arts and humanities fields, demonstrated interest and experience in Latin American studies, and a grade point average of 3.3 (especially in upper-division undergraduate work).

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


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

Julia Maddox
Graduate Admissions

Possible Careers

Graduates of the program seek positions such as: teacher/educator, writer, editor, historian, legal/policy administrator, non-profit manager and other advanced positions in research or professional practice. Career settings may include higher education, non-profits, cultural and historical organizations, government agencies, international development organizations, publishing houses, museums and archives, business/corporate entities and independent consulting.

Salary Information

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


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