12 months
18030 USD/year
18030 USD/year
8202 USD/year
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The MA in Global and Sociocultural Studies program from Florida International University provides a unique opportunity to integrate the disciplinary approaches of anthropology, geography, and sociology with cross-disciplinary theorizing and research.


Utilizing comparative, transnational, diasporic, and global perspectives, the MA in Global and Sociocultural Studies program from Florida International University pursues research on these themes through a variety of theoretical approaches and by utilizing qualitative, quantitative, and applied research methods.

The program’s research and teaching themes reflect and resonate with FIU’s location in one of the world’s most dynamic regions: the greater metropolitan area of Miami—a hemispheric crossroads of sociocultural, political, economic, and environmental forces bridging the United States with the Caribbean and Latin America, the Atlantic region, and the world at large.


The program’s inclusion within the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) affords students a wealth of research and associated opportunities through FIU’s Latin American and Caribbean Center; Program in African and African Diaspora Studies; Institute for Asian Studies; European Union Center; and Center for Labor Research and Studies, to name just a few.

GSS collaborates with its partner departments within SIPA and the School of Environment and Society (SEAS). It also maintains close relationships with programs such as Women’s Studies; the departments of History and Psychology; the Stempel School of Public Health; and the College of Medicine.

Programme Structure

Coruses include:

  • Latin American Seminar
  • Ethnohistorical Methods
  • Violence & Healing
  • Globalization
  • Theory in GEO
  • Theory & Inquiry
  • Special Topics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete an online application
  • Official transcripts from previous undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Official GRE - we evaluate GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) separately and in relation to other admissions criteria
  • International graduate student applicants whose native language is not English: TOEFL or IELTS scores, sent directly by the Educational Testing Service.
  • Personal statement
  • Students applying to the GSS doctoral program should include a writing sample, such as a paper or thesis, in their applications.
  • CV/Resume - past training and educational background (including type of undergraduate program, prior degrees, and professional experience) 
  • Students applying to the GSS doctoral program should have a minimum 3.0 grade point average from their undergraduate study or from graduate training in another program.
  • Three (3) recommendations from applicants’ former professors, mentors and colleagues

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8202 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4101 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for West Miami

900 - 1400 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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