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Latin American Studies with GIS Certificate

12 months
39834 USD/year
39834 USD/year
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The Latin American Studies with GIS Certificate is a 30 credit hours interdisciplinary degree at University of Miami characterized by a high degree of flexibility in allowing students to create course of study focused on Latin American and the Caribbean, while allowing students to focus on obtaining specific skills in geographic Information Systems (GIS). 


Key facts

The GIS option allows students to work towards a graduate certificate in GIS through the department of Geographic and Regional Studies while working towards their Master of Arts in Latin American Studies.

Study in Miami at Miami

The Latin American Studies with GIS Certificate program is comprised of a major, a minor, the Fellows in Latin American Studies (FILAS) dual degree (BA/MA) honors program, and several Master of Arts degrees. Combined, these academic tracks give students unparalleled exposure and expertise in the history, cultures, languages, economics, politics, and societies of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Over two hundred members of the University of Miami's faculty across numerous colleges and schools work in or on Latin America and the Caribbean in every imaginable field of academic and policy inquiry, from the Fine Arts to Marine Science. This faculty brings incredible depth and breadth to the program and its students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interdisciplinary In Latin American And Caribbean
  • Research Design in Latin American Studies
  • GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for graduate students
  • Advanced Environmental Remote Sensing
  • Debates On Current Issues In Latin American And Caribbean Studies.
  • Directed Readings in Latin America and Caribbean
  • Intermediate GIS
  • Pre-candidacy thesis credits

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An $85.00 non-refundable application fee is paid online upon submission of the application.
  • The statement of purpose is the most important element of your application packet.
  • Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their CV/resume
  • Three letters of recommendation must be provided. 
  • You must provided official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended. 
  • A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • You will be asked to provide a copy of your passport.
  • International students are required to submit a copy of all the diplomas or certificates earned.
  • You will be required to provide a copy of your bank statement for the last six months. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19917 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    39834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19917 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 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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