12 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Center for Latin American Studies at University of Arizona offers an interdisciplinary M.A. program combining two fields of study, Spanish and Portuguese language skills, three core LAS courses, optional electives or thesis.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Students in the Latin American Studies at University of Arizona select a primary field of concentration and complete 12 graduate units in this field including at least one research seminar."The fields of study available for areas of primary concentration include the thematic areas of Borders of the Americas, Environment and Development, History and Culture, and Power and Inequality, as well as regional studies focusing on Mexico, Central America or Brazil. 


Disciplinary areas available for primary areas of concentration are Anthropology, Geography and Regional Development, History, and Latin American Literature (Spanish and Portuguese).

Students also choose a secondary area of concentration, requiring nine graduate units."The secondary area can have a thematic or regional focus or can be selected from one of the disciplinary areas listed above in addition to Art History, Journalism, Language, Reading and Culture, Political Science, and Women's Studies.

Programme Structure

Major Description
  • Latin American Studies hosts an outstanding interdisciplinary faculty with particular regional strengths in Mexico, Central America and Brazil, and in thematic areas focusing on Borders of the Americas and Immigration, Environment and Development, History and Culture, and Power and Inequality. 
  • The program is administered by the Center for Latin American Studies, which coordinates a broad range of instructional, research and outreach activities relating to Latin America. 
  • The Center offers Dual Degree programs with Law (J.D.), Public Administration (M.P.A.), Public Health (M.P.H.) and Journalism (M.A.). 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2 letters of recommendation (submit through online application)
  • 1 Statement of purpose (Two pages; submit through online application)
  • 1 Resume or curriculum vitae (submit through online application)
  • Transcripts: mail Official Transcripts directly to the center
  • For more detailed information please refer to Language Requirements and Admission Requirements described above
  • If you have a special case or need, please don't hesitate to contact the Graduate Program Coordinator or the Director of Graduate Studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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