M.A. On Campus

Latin American Studies

University of Florida

24 months
30134 USD/year
30134 USD/year
12740 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Latin American Studies (MALAS) program develops a deep understanding of Latin America, Latinx, and the Caribbean from an interdisciplinary perspective.  The Latin American Studies program is offered at University of Florida.


The Center for Latin American Studies at University of Florida offers the following graduate programs:

  • An interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree
  • Graduate certificate and advanced graduate certificate in Latin American studies in conjunction with disciplinary degrees in the Colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Design, Construction, and Planning; Business Administration; Education; Fine Arts; Journalism and Communications; Law; and Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The graduate program in Latin American studies relies on over 250 courses with Latin American content taught in more than 35 academic units of the above colleges.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Translation Studies Practicum
  • Ecological Principles
  • Issues and Perspectives in Latin American Studies
  • Tropical Conservation and Development
  • Conservation and Development Skills
  • Tropical Conservation and Development Research Methods
  • Design and Methods of Research in Latin American Studies
  • Latin American Business Environment
  • Latin American Business Topics
  • Individual Work
  • Seminar in Modern Latin American Studies
  • Tropical Conservation and Development Practicum
  • Development Theory and Practice in Latin America
  • Research for Master's Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recognized baccalaureate, graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution.
  • For applicants with a bachelor's degree only, a minimum grade point average of B (3.0), calculated from all grades and credits after the semester in which the applicant reached 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores that are acceptable to the applicant's intended academic unit or, for select programs, at least 465 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). These scores are used in the context of a holistic credential review process.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30134 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 30134 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30134 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12740 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Gainesville

900 - 1335 USD /month
Living costs

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