12 months
2150 USD/credit 64500 USD/year
2150 USD/credit 64500 USD/year
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The Latin American Studies program of Vanderbilt University requires coursework and a master’s thesis with Latin American content or with subject matter that is closely related to the area.


Why the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies? The Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies fosters research and public engagement that center on populations that cross and re-cross borders constructed by geography, linguistics, class, race, and gender. As an interdisciplinary field of study, CLACX provides students the tools that allow them to succeed in a global marketplace: the ability to think comparatively and critically, in several languages, and to engage with the largest demographic populations in the Western Hemisphere.

Program Requirements

Candidates for the Latin American Studies program of Vanderbilt University must complete  LAS 5901- Research Seminar, an interdisciplinary seminar which focuses on research methodologies and materials for Latin Americanists. Master’s degree candidates are expected to demonstrate language competence in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole or K’iche’ Maya. This means advanced proficiency in one of the four languages and intermediate proficiency in another.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Independent Study
  • Special Topics in Latin American Studies
  • Research Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Language Proficiency Exam (TOEFL or IELTS)
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    64500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2150 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    64500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2150 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Nashville

1183 - 2197 USD /month
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