The Master of Arts in Latin American Studies with GIS certificate is a 30 credit hours interdisciplinary degree characterized by a high degree of flexibility in allowing students to create course of study focused on Latin American and the Caribbean that serves the interests of the student, while allowing students to focus on obtaining specific skills in geographic Information Systems (GIS). Combining core courses offered by the program with a large variety of combined courses offered by departments, programs, and units throughout the University of Miami, the program offers a tremendous diversity in courses available for credit hour towards this degree. This enables students to combine course offerings from around the university into a cohesive course of study that allows specialization in an area, topic, country, theme, or issue of their choosing and thus to tap into the many resources available at the University of Miami for students with a passion for Latin America and the Caribbean.

The GIS option allows students to work towards a graduate certificate in GIS through the department of Geographic and Regional Studies while working towards their Master of Arts in Latin American Studies.

Curriculum Requirements

LAS 601Interdisciplinary in Latin American and Caribbean3
LAS 602Research Design in Latin American Studies3
GEG 691Geographic Information Systems I3
GEG 692Remote Sensing of the Environment3
GEG 693Geographic Information Systems II3
Select three electives in LAS9
LAS 810Pre-candidacy thesis credits (Students must enroll in two semester of this 3-credit course) 13
LAS 810Pre-candidacy thesis credits3
Total Credit Hours30