Graduate Studies in Spanish

NYU
• CLACS (Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies)
•   http://clacs.as.nyu.edu/page/graduate
• 8 course requirement, maintenance of a 3.0 cumulative GPA with no less than a B in any class. 2 courses are core courses, 4 are taken in a particular field, and 2 are electives. Major project must be completed, and language proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese or Quechua.
• NY, NY

University of Connecticut
• CLACS (Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies)
http://clacs.uconn.edu/
• 30 minimum credit hours. Depending on the route chosen, courses required changes. One can do course work, a presentation and a paper, or a thesis. Must demonstrate language proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese
• Storrs, CT

Columbia University
• Institute of Latin American Studies: MARSLAC
http://ilas.columbia.edu/marslac
•  NY, NY

Michigan University
• Graduate certificate program
• Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS)
http://www.ii.umich.edu/lacs/academics/graduatestudents
•  Ann Arbor, MI

Indiana University
• CLACS (Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies)
http://www.indiana.edu/~clacs/
• Total of 30 credit-hours. 12 credit hours in a major concentration within one discipline, 9 credit hours in a minor concentration within the other discipline, 3 credit hours of a core seminar, and 6 credit hours of electives. Language proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese, B average or above must be maintained, final examination or thesis requirement
• Bloomington, IN

American University
• Spanish: Latin American Studies Masters Program
http://www.american.edu/cas/lfs/MA-SLAS.cfm
• 21-course program (12 credits can be taken in English) with a focus on cultural, historical, linguistic and political complexities of the region.
• Washington, DC

University of Arizona
• Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)
http://clas.arizona.edu/
• Strengths in Mexico, Brazil, Environmental Studies, Border Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Women's Studies
• Tucson, AZ

Boston University
• Latin American Studies (LAS)
http://www.bu.edu/ir/graduate/programs/latin-american-studies/
• Four semester program, issue area specialization, one semester abroad, language testing, and a Master's Paper.
• Boston, MA

California State University, Los Angeles
• Latin American Studies (LAS)
http://ecatalog.calstatela.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=4&poid=522
• 45-units minimum for the comprehensive exam. 46-units minimum for those doing a thesis with 23-24 of them in the 500-level.
• LA, CA

Georgetown University
• Center for Latin American Studies (MALAS)
http://clas.georgetown.edu/academics/requirements/
• Graduation in two years, with the option of less time with advanced courses, or part-time. Typically, students focus on one area among the following: Government, History, Literature, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Economy.  Requirements to graduate: 36 credits with a 3.0 or higher OR 33 credits with a successful defence of an MA thesis, Language proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese, and a written comprehensive exam
• Washington, DC

Georgia State University
• Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS)
http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwcla/

Northern Illinois University
• graduate concentration
http://www.niu.edu/latinostudies/academics/graduate.shtml

Ohio University
• Latin American Studies (LAS)
http://www.las.ohio.edu/
• Can combine this concentration with a "skills minor" in International Development, Environmental Studies, International Economics, or Women's Studies among others. Minimum of 70-credit hours, competency is Spanish or Portuguese, thesis and oral defense or written comprehensive exam.
• Athens, OH

Princeton University
• Graduate concentration
• Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies (PLAS)
http://www.princeton.edu/plas/programs/graduate-studies/certificate/
• Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, or French. 4 full-term approved graduate courses on a Latin American topic, and a dissertation on an approved topic on Latin America
• Princeton, NJ

San Diego State University
• Center for Latin American Studies
http://latinamericanstudies.sdsu.edu/graduate.html
• 21-units from departmental concentrations, Thesis or comprehensive exam, language proficiency
• San Diego, CA

Stanford University
• Center for Latin American Studies
http://las.stanford.edu/programs/master-of-arts
• 45 graduate units necessary. 3 core courses, 3 courses from the three fields of specialization from the cognate curriculum, and three elective courses. Language requirement, Seminar requirement. Thesis is optional.
• Stanford, CA

Tulane University
• The Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies
http://stonecenter.tulane.edu/pages/detail/19/Graduate-M.A.-Program
• 30 credit-hours. 12 hours in a primary concentration, 6 hours in a second supporting concentration, the Core Seminar, a thesis OR a 3-hour course in theory or methodology in the primary concentration, and a language proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese
• New Orleans, LA

University of Miami
• Latin American Studies
http://www.as.miami.edu/lasp/degrees/masters
• 30 credits and can be completed in two semesters and one summer. Requirements: 6 credit gateway seminar and research design seminar in Latin American Studies, 2 6-credit "regional fundamentals" courses, one methods class from a discipline appropriate to the specialization chosen, 3 9-credit elective seminars, 6 credit thesis or capstone, and demonstration of advanced competence in Spanish, Portuguese or Haitian Creole.
• Coral Gables, FL

Florida International University
• Latin American and Caribbean Center (MALACS)
http://casgroup.fiu.edu/lacc/pages.php?id=314
• 9 core-credits, 12-15 credits in area of focus, 6-9 elective credits, 6-credit Exit options (thesis, internship, or directed research), demonstration of proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese, and 39 points of professional development.
• Miami, FL

State University of New York at Albany
• Latin American and Caribbean Studies
http://www.albany.edu/graduatebulletin/latin_american_caribbean_studies_...
• 30 credits minimum. 15 credits in core requirements, 9 credits in supporting courses, 3 credits in Directed Reading, 3 credits in Directed Master's Project or comprehensive examination, and proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese
• Albany, NY

University of California, Berkeley
• Latin American Studies (LAS)
http://iastp.berkeley.edu/grad_detail/367
• 2 core courses, proficiency in both Spanish and French, 1 methods course, 4-6 electives, and a capstone
• Berkeley, CA

University of California at Los Angeles
• Latin American Studies
http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/gasaa/pgmrq/latinam.asp
• Number of courses and their distribution between the areas of specialty vary between choosing the thesis plan or comprehensive examination plan. Either way, student must choose 3 specialties, one being a social science. Between 9-10 courses are required for graduation. Must be proficient in both Spanish and Portuguese
• LA, CA

University of California at San Diego
• Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies (CILAS)
http://cilas.ucsd.edu/academics/graduate/index.html
• Must choose a concentration within the program. Must show proficiency in Portuguese or Spanish, must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and ten courses total. 3 must be from the core curriculum, and the remaining 7 are electives.
• San Diego, CA

University of California at Santa Barbara
• Latin American and Iberian Studies (LAIS)
http://www.lais.ucsb.edu/programs/graduate.html
• 32 units are required as well as proficiency in either Spanish or Portuguese. 16 units are dedicated to the major area of concentration, 8 units are from the minor area of concentration and the remaining 8 are from two other areas. The last part is the thesis.
• Santa Barbara, CA

University of Chicago
• Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)
http://clas.uchicago.edu/page/masters-requirements
• Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese or an Amerindian language is required. 14 quarter courses total: 5 courses in Latin American and Caribbean studies, 3 elective courses, and 5 language courses as well as a Master's Paper
• Chicago, IL

University of Florida
• Center for Latin American Studies (MALAS)
http://www.latam.ufl.edu/Academic/malas.stm
• 30 credit hours plus a thesis and language proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, or Haitian Creole. 15 credit hours are of the specialization chosen. The remaining are electives within the program
• Gainesville, FL

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/academics/graduate/default.aspx
• 40 hour credits required. 4 hours or required courses, 24 hours in electives, 4 hours in Theory or Research Methods, 4 hours of Research Writing, proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese or an indigenous language of Latin America as well as 4 hours in the language of choosing. Finally, the student must retain a 3.5 cumulative GPA
• Champaign, IL

University of Kansas
• Center of Latin American Studies
http://latamst.ku.edu/academics/graduate.shtml
• 30 credit hour requirement through thesis or non-thesis track. Proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese is required.
• Lawrence, KS

University of New Mexico
• Latin American Studies (MALAS)
http://laii.unm.edu/node/27
• 36 credit hours with 2 concentration areas, language proficiency in either Spanish or Portuguese. Depending on which track chosen, the thesis or non-thesis plan, distribution of requirements of the courses will vary.
• Albuquerque, NM

University of Texas at Austin
• Latin American Studies (LLILAS)
http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas/graduate-program/ma/requirements...
• Language proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese required, depending on the plan chosen, out of three, courses will vary.
• Austin, TX

University of Wisconsin-Madison
• Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies (LACIS)
http://lacis.wisc.edu/index.php?q=node/18
• 24 credits total: 12 in selected concentration, and 12 in one or more other fields. Proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese is necessary
• Madison, WN

Vanderbilt University
• Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)
http://www.vanderbilt.edu/clas/graduate-programs/ma-latin-american-studies/
• 24 semester hours plus a thesis, or 33 semester hours without a thesis. Advanced language proficiency must be demonstrated in Spanish, Portuguese or an indigenous language as well as intermediate proficiency in another.
• Nashville, TN

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
• Latin American Studies Program
http://latinamericanstudies.uncc.edu/graduate/masters
• 3.0 GPA or better, 30 hours in graduate courses, Spanish proficiency, interdisciplinary core credits, multidisciplinary work core credits in social sciences, history, and humanities. Number of credits for each of these depends on the track taken.
• Charlotte, NC

University of Texas at Dallas
• Latin American Studies
http://www.utdallas.edu/ah/programs/graduate/ma-LatinStudies.html
• 36 semester hours of course work. Core courses (3 hours), perscribed electives (15 hours), free elective courses (9 hours), internship or study abroad (3 hours), capstone (6 hours), proficiency in an approved foreign language
• Dallas, TX

Fordham University
• Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS)
http://www.fordham.edu/academics/programs_at_fordham_/latin_american_and...
• Minimum requirement of 30 credits, , average GPA of 3.0, three required courses (11 credits total). Electives must be distributed among at least three different discipline, capstone, and proficiency in at least one of the languages spoken in Latin America or the Caribbean.
• Bronx, NY

University of South Florida
• Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (LAS)
http://www.grad.usf.edu/programs/programinfo.asp?pcode=LASAS-M.A.
• 36 total credits - 9 core credits (6 in seminars, 3 in methodology), 12 credits in major field requirements, 6 credits in minor field requirements, 3 credits in an additional elective, and 6 credits in either a thesis or supervised study. All candidates must show proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese. Non-thesis candidates must also pass a six hour comprehensive exam consisting of three questions.
• Tampa, FL

George Washington University
• Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (LAHS)
http://elliott.gwu.edu/academics/grad/lahs/curric.cfm
• 40-hour credit program. 1 core course (3 credits), 1 core field (9 credits), 2 specialized fields (12 credits), interdisciplinary capstone course (4 credits), elective course work (12 credits), skills courses (1 credit each), thesis, and language proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese.
• Washington, DC