The Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies requires 12–15 credit hours of Latin American area studies courses.

PhD and Master's Degree with Thesis

For a degree with a thesis or dissertation, 12 credit hours of Latin American coursework are distributed as follows:

  • 3 credit hours of LAS 6938 Graduate Seminar in Latin American Studies
  • 6 credit hours of Latin American coursework within the major department (to the extent possible)
  • At least 3 credit hours of Latin American coursework in at least one department outside the major
  • Thesis or dissertation on a Latin American Studies topic

Graduate Certificate students are required to have intermediate-high proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, or Haitian Creole. Language courses at the 3000 level or higher count toward the Certificate.

Non-Thesis Master's Degree

For a Master’s degree without thesis, 15 credit hours of Latin American coursework are distributed as follows:

  • 3 credit hours of LAS 6938 Graduate Seminar in Latin American Studies
  • 6 credit hours of Latin American coursework within the major department (to the extent possible)
  • At least 6 credit hours of Latin American coursework in 2 departments outside the major

Graduate Certificate students are required to have intermediate-high proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, or Haitian Creole. Language courses at the 3000 level or higher count toward the Certificate.

A list of Latin American Studies classes is available online.

Registering for your LAS Graduate Certificate

To register for your LAS certificate, please follow the steps outlined here: LAS Registration.

Advising

The Center's Graduate Coordinator provides advising services for the Graduate Certificate Program. Students are urged to meet with the graduate coordinator and update their records on an annual basis.

Contact Information:

Dr. Susan Paulson
Office: 319 Grinter Hall
E-mail: spaulson@latam.ufl.edu
Phone: 352-273-4730