12 months
18482 USD/year
18482 USD/year
4338 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Latin American Studies program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte provides students with the skills and knowledge to understand and analyze the societies of Latin America and the Caribbean—a region of key importance in the age of globalization and mass migration.


About the Program

The Latin American Studies program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte will provide an excellent foundation for advanced graduate study in the humanities, social sciences, and law. It is also designed to prepare the growing number of students who seek careers in the foreign service and other government agencies as well as those who will seek employment in non-governmental organizations with an international or cross-cultural orientation, or in international business. Finally, it will also serve as an important qualification for individuals in education and the social services who work with the burgeoning Hispanic population of North Carolina.

The M.A. program in Latin American Studies has the following educational objectives:

  • to study the culture, geography, history, politics, and society of Latin America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean
  • to provide an understanding of the socio-cultural background of the Latino population in the United States
  • to understand economic development and underdevelopment from a comparative perspective
  • to undertake interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences using a variety of methodologies
  • to instill writing and critical thinking skills by teaching rigorous scholarly inquiry and research methods at a level appropriate for graduate education
  • to develop language competencies in Spanish and/or Portuguese

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Culture and Conflict in the Amazon
  • Comparative Slavery and Race Relations
  • Advanced Business Spanish
  • Seminar in Colonial Latin American History
  • Seminar in Modern Latin American History
  • Seminar in Latin American Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree, preferably in Latin American Studies or in a related field such as Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Geography, History, International Business, International Studies, Political Science, Portuguese, Sociology, or Spanish, with a GPA of at least 3.0 is required. However, the admissions committee will consider applicants with an average lower than this minimum if the other elements of the application are strong
  • Spanish proficiency at the advanced level as demonstrated by undergraduate coursework, an oral interview, a standardized test, and/or life experience is also required. Knowledge of Portuguese is desirable but not required
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Evidence of proficiency in Spanish
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Evidence of proficiency in English as well as the following UNC Charlotte forms: immigration status, statement of financial responsibility, and estimated expenses
  • GRE scores are optional

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18482 USD/year
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  • National

    18482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18482 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    4338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4338 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Charlotte

1133 - 2060 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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