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Applying to the Graduate Program

Information regarding application and financial assistance.

Note that the Latin American Studies graduate program offers a Master's degree (M.A.) only.  There is no PhD in Latin American Studies offered at UCLA.

General admissions information, instructions about applying, and the online application for admission can be found at UCLA’s Graduate Division Website.

The deadline to apply to the Latin American Studies interdepartmental graduate program for the 2014-15 academic year (beginning Fall Quarter 2014) is December 15, 2013.

All materials must be complete before the application is considered.

The following materials are required components of the admission application:

  • Application form completed via UCLA Graduate Division’s Admissions Website
  • Statement of purpose (maximum two pages, double space).  Statement of purpose should describe academic, Latin America-related experience
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Graduate Record Examination scores (use Institution Code R4837)
  • Official transcript.  An unofficial transcript may be uploaded via on-line admission application; however, we require one copy of official transcript to be sent to the program's office in a sealed envelope.  If the transcript is not in English, an authorized translation has to be provided. 
  • Writing sample (optional)
  • International applicants have to submit TOEFL scores.  Applicants who hold a degree from a university located in U.S. or another country where English is both a primary spoken language and the language of instruction, or who have completed at least two years of full time study at such institution are not required to submit TOEFL scores.  For more information please review English Requirements

 

Financial Assistance:

Latin American Studies M.A. Program Inquiries:
Telephone: (310) 206-6571
E-mail: idpgrads@international.ucla.edu

UCLA International Institute IDPs
Latin American  Studies Graduate Admissions
10373 Bunche Hall
Box 951487
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487
 

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