Program Overview

MA student Gabriela De La Torre learns how to make piuta fibers from a Ngobe woman in Panama.

The Master of Arts in Latin American Studies is a 30-credit interdisciplinary degree characterized by a distinct level of flexibility in allowing students to create a course of study focused on Latin American and the Caribbean that serves the unique interests of each student. Combining core courses offered by the program with a large variety of co-listed and cross-listed courses offered by departments, programs, and units throughout the University of Miami, the program offers a tremendous diversity in course selection. We encourage students to combine course offerings from around the university into a cohesive course of study that allows them to specialize 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 University of Miami also offers two joint Masters of Arts programs: a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies with a GIS Certificate and a Latin American Studies and Journalism Dual M.A. Degree .