Latin American and Caribbean Studies

University of Guelph

18 months
13674 CAD/year
4754 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Latin American and Caribbean Studies program of University of Guelph incorporates the social sciences, development and the arts.

Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised
Continue with
By registering, you agree to our  Privacy Statement  and  Terms and Conditions.


The Latin American and Caribbean Studies program of University of Guelph has a faculty comprised of internationally renowned specialists, and the option to research and study abroad, the program provides graduate students with unique opportunities for personal growth and professional development. LACS is a bilingual program that can be done in either English or Spanish.

The LACS program prepares students for a variety of jobs that require critical and creative thinking, and the ability to formulate and carry out a research plan. Students can study abroad and conduct field research in Latin American and Caribbean countries. The program can be completed in 3 semesters.

Research Areas

  • Globalization and Insecurity 
  • Collective Memory and Cultural Traumas
  • Community and Civil Society
  • Transculturación, Realismo Mágico, Hibridación
  • Economic, Political, and Cultural Development
  • Area of Student’s Interest

Are you interested in:

  • Preparing for PhD programs or professional schools
  • Development, global inequality, diversity, and poverty
  • Studying and conducting field research in Latin American and Caribbean countries
  • Acquiring pedagogical training and teaching experience

Career opportunities

  • Government/public sector
  • NGOs
  • Private sector
  • Teaching

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods Seminar
  • Latin American Identity & Culture
  • Re-Imagining Community in Latin America
  • Globalization & Insecurity in the Americas
  • Novel & Nation in Spanish America
  • Civil Society and Activism in Latin America

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
B (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
89 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The normal requirement for admission to the LACS MA program is the equivalent of an Honours degree from a recognized institution with at least a high second-class standing (78% or higher) in the last 2 years of study. 
  • A reading knowledge of Spanish will be required.
  • Letter of intent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13674 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6837 CAD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    4754 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2377 CAD per semester and a duration of 18 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Latin American and Caribbean Studies M.A.
University of Guelph


You are looking at a new design for our website: you'll see exciting changes in the future! 😎