Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies
UTSA’s Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies is a 15 semester credit hour concentration available to degree-seeking students who have been admitted to any UTSA graduate program, as well as non-degree seeking graduate students who meet all the requirements outlined in the UTSA Graduate Catalog. In order to ensure that students obtain a multidisciplinary perspective on Latin America, it is required that the courses be housed in at least two different departments, with at least 6 semester credit hours outside the student’s home department. This allows students to individualize their program of study to meet their specific interest areas, while ensuring thematic breadth across disciplines. It is strongly encouraged to have basic proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese.
Admission & Application Requirements
Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.
For international students, please note that student visas are not issued at UTSA for non-degree-seeking students, including certificate programs. For more information, visit our international students admission page.
|Latin American Studies (CERT)|
|Required Degree||Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution.|
|Minimum GPA||3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) Departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours|
|Transcripts*||Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English|
|Credential Evaluation||Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions. Submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform|
|TOEFL/IELTS Score||562 TOEFL Paper / 84 TOEFL Internet / 7 IELTS scores for International applicants (exempt countries). Scores are currently waived for this program through the 2023-24 academic year.|
|*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however, if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.|
Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation, if applicable, must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.
|Latin American Studies (CERT)|
|Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on a rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.|
|Priority||March 15||September 15||Not Available|
|International||June 1||November 1||April 1|
|Domestic||July 1||November 1||April 1|
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