24 months
56487 USD/year
56487 USD/year
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Students with coursework on Latin America will benefit most from our interdisciplinary curriculum consisting of a core set of courses surveying the history, politics, society, and culture of the region along with advanced language training and in-depth courses dealing with the region. The Latin American Studies program is offered at Stanford University. 


Key facts

In consultation with a faculty advisor, students select a course of study suited to their individual interests.  The Latin American Studies program is offered at Stanford University.

One may obtain a dual professional degree concurrently with the M.A.Prior graduates of the Latin American Studies master's degree program have gone into higher education, business and the private sector, government, and non-governmental organizations. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Latin American Development: Economy and Society, 1800-2014
  • Latin American Politics
  • Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Problems
  • Contemporary Issues in Latin American Studies
  • Aztec Language and Culture
  • The Formation of Political State in the Peruvian Andes
  • Maya Mythology and the Popol Vuh
  • Incas and their Ancestors: Peruvian Archaeology
  • Peoples and Cultures of Ancient Mesoamerica
  • Race and Culture in Mexico and Central America
  • Curricular Public Policies for the Recognition of Afro-Brazilians and Indigenous Population
  • International Documentary
  • Global Human Geography: Europe and Americas

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


45 SCH


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Academic requirements

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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold, or expect to hold before enrollment at Stanford, a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association. 
  • Applicants from institutions outside the U.S. must hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing. See minimum level of study required of International applicants.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores are required of all applicants whose first language is not English.
  • International students enrolled must be able to read English with ease, understand rapid idiomatic English as used in lectures and group discussions. 

Tuition Fee

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1100 - 1600 USD /month
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