12 months
32589 USD/year
32589 USD/year
17487 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Latin American Studies at the University of California, San Diego is designed for students who seek to integrate a broad range of disciplinary approaches to a world region of growing international significance.


Program Strengths:

  • Latin American Studies students at the University of California, San Diego have the option to choose their own focus of study or choose a specialized area of concentration
  • Five concentration options give students the opportunity to pursue specialized academic study
  • Small cohort of graduate students maximizes access to faculty and campus resources
  • Location near the border, facilitates study of U.S.-Mexican issues
  • Over 90 leading faculty members with expertise in Latin America
  • The M.A. program in Latin American Studies is distinctive because the majority of its graduate students travel abroad to conduct their research.

Programme Structure


  • Latin American Studies & US Liberation Movements
  • Digital Oral History in Latin America
  • Special Topics in Latin American Studies
  • Core Seminar on Interdisciplinary Research and Methodology in Latin American Studies
  • Mexican Migration Field Research Program (MMFRP)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


38 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Writing sample of 20 pages or less
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Application fee of $120 for US applicants and $140 for international applicants; An Application Fee Waiver is available for applicants that meet certain eligibility guidelines.
  • Transcripts from all college/university work.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required for international applicants whose native language is not English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32589 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 32589 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    32589 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32589 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17487 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17487 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 USD /month
Living costs

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