12 months
59895 USD/year
59895 USD/year
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The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) offers an interdisciplinary program of study leading to the M.A. degree. The Latin American Studies program from Georgetown University provides students with a comprehensive understanding of Latin America, while offering them the opportunity to specialize in a variety of disciplinary areas.


The Latin American Studies program from Georgetown University is tailored to the needs of people contemplating further graduate-level work in the humanities or social sciences, as well as those wishing to pursue non-academic careers. Students may participate in graduate summer programs that CLAS offers in Santiago, Chile; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Quito, Ecuador.

The Program

In addition, there is a special five-year cooperative degree program that allows students from select U.S. colleges and universities who have majored in Latin American Studies at the undergraduate level to complete the M.A. in Latin American Studies at Georgetown in one year.

A joint program leading to a master’s degree and a Doctor of Law (J.D.) degree is also now available. This joint program offers master's level study in the field of Latin American Studies from Georgetown's Graduate School and the School of Foreign Service integrated with a program of legal studies offered by the Georgetown Law Center. The joint program, offering the two degrees, can be completed in four years. Students must begin the master's/J.D. program in the fall semester only.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conflict and Democracy
  • Gender & Conflict Resolution
  • Human Rights & Conflict Resolution
  • Intro to Conflict Resolut Skil
  • Transitional Justice
  • Global Justice
  • Intl Migration & Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Recommendations
  • Entrance Examination Requirements - Official Test Results (GRE)
  • Foreign Applicant Entrance Examination (TOEFL or IELTS)
  • Official Transcripts of Academic Coursework and Degrees Earned

Tuition Fee

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    59895 USD/year
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  • National

    59895 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 59895 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 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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