About the Program Anchor

About the Program

The Master of Arts in Latin American Studies at SFS is a rigorous, interdisciplinary graduate program, designed for students pursuing careers in government, business, and international organizations in the U.S. and abroad, as well as those who contemplate additional post-graduate work in the humanities or social sciences. M.A. students typically focus their studies in one of the following concentrations: Governance and Leadership; Development and Political Economy; History, Culture, and Society.

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Degrees Offered

  • M.A.

Accelerated program (Georgetown & Accelerated Cooperative Degree Program institution students)

  • A.B./M.A.
  • B.S./M.A.
  • B.S.F.S./M.A.

Joint programs

  • M.A./Ph.D. (Government)
  • M.A./J.D.
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Admissions Requirements

For general graduate admissions requirements, visit the Office of Graduate Admission’s Application Information page. Review the program’s website for additional information on program application requirements.

Application Materials required:

  • Application Form
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Optional: Statement on Diversity, Personal Background & Contributions
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Transcripts – Applicants are required to upload to the application system copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Visit the Office of Graduate Admission’s Application Information page for additional details and FAQs.
  • Resume/CV
  • TOEFL/IELTS  (if applicable)
    • TOEFL = 80 minimum
    • IELTS = 7.0 minimum
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Application Deadlines

  • Spring: November 1
  • Fall: 
    • January 15 (priority)
    • April 1 (final)
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Degree Requirements Anchor

Degree Requirements

The three degree requirements for the M.A. in Latin American Studies include the successful completion of 36 credit hours of graduate coursework (or the successful completion of 33 credit hours of graduate coursework and the successful writing and defense of a master’s thesis) with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; successful completion of a language proficiency examination in Spanish or Portuguese; and successful completion of a written comprehensive examination, which may be taken after the student has successfully completed 30 credit hours of coursework.

For more information on degree requirements, please visit the department’s website.

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Connect with Us

Program Contact: Julie McMurtry: walshje@georgetown.edu

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Apply Now

Begin your application today!

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