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Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Florida International University

24 months
Duration
18030 USD/year
18030 USD/year
8202 USD/year
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About

The Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (MALACS) at Florida International University is a unique interdisciplinary program that allows students to design their program based on their own research and career interests.

Overview

The Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Florida International University is particularly valuable to those students whose research and professional interests cannot be accommodated within a single discipline. The program stresses a close faculty-student advising relationship.

MALACS students study the religious, political, economic, social and cultural processes shaping Latin America and the Caribbean and emerge from the program with the expertise required to become leaders in a variety of fields, including education, government, non-government, business, and human and social services, among others. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, comparative politics, comparative sociology, Cuban studies, cultural studies, economics, environmental studies, foreign policy and security studies, Haitian studies, Hispanic literature, history, international business, international development, international relations, and modern languages.

Careers

  • Alumni are employed in a variety of public and private industries in the U.S. and abroad. They currently serve as research directors, teachers, NGO administrators, diplomatic representatives, policy-makers, and small business owners. Many alumni of the program have also gone on to pursue PhDs and many have excelled in careers in higher education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Latin American and Caribbean Research Seminar
  • Research Methods
  • Thesis
  • Internship in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Directed Research in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution for higher education (or equivalent)
  • Official transcripts from any institutions of higher education attended
  • Grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work or post-baccalaureate study
  • Scores from GRE or equivalent on the GMAT, EXADEP or LSAT
  • Three letters of recommendation, two of which should be from previous professors
  • Statement of purpose consistent with the goals of the program; explain why you are interested in attending FIU’s MALACS Program
  • One academic writing sample that is no longer than 30 pages in length

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8202 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4101 USD per semester during 24 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.

Funding

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