The Master of Arts in Latin American Studies is a 30 credit hour interdisciplinary degree characterized by a high degree of flexibility in allowing students to create a course of study focused on Latin American and the Caribbean that serves the interests of the student. Combining core courses offered by the program with a large variety of courses combined with departments, programs, and units throughout the University of Miami, the program offers tremendous diversity in courses available for credit hour towards this degree. This encourages students to combine course offerings from around the university into a cohesive course of study that enables 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.

Curriculum Requirements

The program consists of two core Latin American and Caribbean seminars, two regional fundamentals, and a minimum of three additional seminars to be taken as electives. Students will also be required to take one research methods course at the 600-level.

LAS 601Interdisciplinary in Latin American and Caribbean3
LAS 602Research Design in Latin American Studies3
Two Regional Fundamentals courses 16
Three electives from the list of LAS designated or combined courses (600-level or above) 29
One research methods course in the disciple of the student's specialization 33
LAS 810Pre-candidacy thesis credits (students must enroll in two semesters of this 3-credit course)3
LAS 810Pre-candidacy thesis credits3
Thesis, Capstone, or Comprehensive Exam 4
Language Proficiency 5
Total Credit Hours30