Latin American and Latino Studies

University of Illinois at Chicago

M.A. On Campus
12 months
7227 USD/year
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The mission of the Master of Arts in Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago is to offer an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of both contemporary Latin American societies and of historical minorities and immigrants of Latin American descent living in the United States.



 This Master of Arts in Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago emphasizes the histories and experiences of Latin American people as they enter into a transnational dialogue that defines both American and Latin American identities, cultures, economies, and politics in the 21st century. 

The program encourages an interdisciplinary approach that ranges across the social sciences, humanities, cultural studies, and history.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Latin American and Latinx Critical Thought 
  • Latinos and Latin American in Transnational Context 
  • Interdisciplinary Research Methods in Latin American and Latino Studies 
  • Studies in Language Policy and Cultural Identity 
  • Andean Prehistory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




34 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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are considered on an individual basis. The program will accept and review applications for the fall semester only. Transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work must be submitted.
  • Tests Required GRE.
  • Letters of Recommendation Three letters required, preferably from faculty members in social sciences and humanities.
  • Resume/CV A resume or CV is required.
  • Personal Statement Required. The statement must address the applicant's professional and academic goals and the candidate’s reasons for applying to a Latin American and Latino Studies graduate program. The statement should have a maximum extension of three double-spaced pages.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7227 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7227 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

7,227 - 17,714 USD


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Latin American and Latino Studies
University of Illinois at Chicago


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