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Latin American Studies

University of Miami

48 months
39060 USD/year
39060 USD/year
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The University of Miami School of Law in partnership with the Latin American Studies (LAS) Program, College of Arts and Sciences, offers a joint J.D./M.A. in Latin American Studies. 


This curriculum prepares Law School students for business, government, political, and nonprofit legal positions in organizations or institutions with a Latin American/Caribbean focus or presence. The program at University of Miami provides a solid theoretical framework and grounding in policy analysis, administration, and management.

This joint program allows students to obtain both J.D. and M.A. degrees in 3 or 3 1/2 years, less time than obtaining the degrees separately. The first year is spent in the Law School and years two, three and four (if needed) are spent taking both Law and M.A. courses.

Study in Miami at Miami

The Latin American Studies 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

  • Students must complete 82 credits in the Law School and 6 credits will be double-counted from the M.A. courses to complete the total of 88 JD credits. 
  • In the College of Arts and Sciences, students must complete 21 credits in Latin American Studies courses, and 9 credits will be double-counted from the J.D. coursework to complete the total of 30 credits. 
  • Students will be required to complete a total of 103 credits for both degrees.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


103 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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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

    39060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19530 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    39060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19530 USD per semester during 48 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.


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.

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