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Admission Requirements for the Master's Degree










Master's Degree Admission Requirements

Why a Master’s degree in Latin American and Latino Studies?
With the M.A. in Latin American and Latino Studies, students may continue on to advanced graduate work in a specific discipline (such as History, Spanish, Anthropology, etc), find employment with non-governmental organizations here or abroad, or use the degree to enhance their knowledge of Latin America and U.S. Latinos for a career in business, marketing, consulting or education.
Why Fordham University?

Fordham University offers one of the few graduate degrees in Latin American and Latino Studies in the nation. In a global world, the traditional barriers separating Latin America and Latinos are becoming more permeable. The Fordham Master’s program combines their study. It is also unique in requiring hands-on experience, such as an internship, service learning or research either in the U.S. or abroad. Partial tuition scholarships maybe available for school teachers interested in pursuing the Master’s degree.

Admission requirements for the Master’s Degree in Latin American and Latino Studies:
  • Application from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
  • Bachelor's degree from an approved college or university with a GPA of at least 3.0 (For international students, transcripts must be converted to a U.S. 4.0 scale.)
  • Official transcripts of school records sealed from the college/university
  • Official TOEFL scores (for non-native English speakers).
  • Statement of interest explaining your background and interest in pursuing the MA in Latin American and Latino Studies (2-3 pages)
  • Letters of recommendation-- three from former professors or employers (may be submitted electronically; if hard copy, each must be sealed & signed across the seal)
  • A writing sample in English (5-7 pages, may be submitted electronically)
  • Optional: a writing sample in Spanish, Portuguese or French (5-7 pages, may be submitted electronically)
  • A working knowledge of Spanish, French or Portuguese

Official GRE General Test scores are required only for those applicants interested in applying for financial aid. For any questions, please contact the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS).

If you have any general questions regarding graduate school at Fordham University, please contact the GSAS. To apply, visit the GSAS Admissions website. All non-matriculated students who are interested in taking classes should also apply on-line.


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