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Latin American Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, CA,
The master’s degree in Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary program that highlights the histories, econ-omies, politics, societies, and cultural diversity of Latin America as well as its relations to other parts of the world and to Latin American populations in diaspora.


The program allows students to tailor their studies to their interests and professional needs, and provides training in research skills and opportunities to work with community organizations. The degree affords students a wide range of career opportunities in the U.S. and abroad,  including in policy-making and advocacy, the nonprofit sector, research, teaching in community colleges, or pursuing Ph.D. study.


Officially accredited/recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) is a large (enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • LAS 5080 - Seminar: Latin American Social Systems (3)
  • LAS 5900 - Interdisciplinary Seminar: Latin American Studies (3)
  • ANTH 4800 - Anthropological Methods and Techniques (5)
  • ANTH 5800 - Methods in Ethnography (3)
  • CLS 4300 - Research on Chicana/o Community Problems (3)
  • CLS 5030 - Seminar: Research Methods in Chicano Studies (3)
  • EDFN 5050 - Seminar in Qualitative Research in Education (3)
  • SOC 5010 - Qualitative Research Methods in Sociology (3)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

Applicants must complete the application process for both the university and the program. See for admission requirements and materials for the university. Applicants must adhere to all deadlines for the application to the university and submit one copy of official transcripts to the university ad-missions office. Contact the Latin American Studies Program for program application materials. All applications to the department must include: program application form, statement of purpose (1-2 pages), two letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9504 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    9504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9504 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8064 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8064 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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