Master of Arts in International Studies
Latin American Studies – MA4207
Latin American Studies, Center for International Studies
Yamada International House
Athens, Ohio 45701
Delivery Mode: Athens Campus
Term of Entry: Fall
Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary master’s degree program that promotes a greater understanding of Latin America within a context of regional and global change. Latin American Studies offers its students a diverse academic and work environment and a range of opportunities for intellectual exchange, research collaborations, internships, study abroad, and language acquisition. Masters students in Latin American Studies take a combination of Latin America-content core courses and have the opportunity to pursue a field of specialization in a discipline or theme that caters to their particular intellectual and professional interests. The different components of the Latin American Studies program enable students to acquire a specific set of skills and to learn to apply their acquired knowledge to the study and critical analysis of the region, its people, culture, and realities. The field of specialization also facilitates the completion of a graduate certificate program, such as Development Practice, Environmental Sustainability, Museum Studies, Women and Gender Studies, or others. Finally, the methods course and graduate seminar requirements ensure students get the methodological, theoretical, and critical thinking skills they need to succeed academically and professionally.
The program is normally completed in 4 semesters, or two academic years.
Program Learning Outcomes
The CIS M.A. programs provide students with a strong grounding in core disciplines while giving them the opportunity to form their course of study around their professional and academic goals. Students can enroll in courses offered by a range of schools and departments across the university in disciplines of their interest. This flexible design of graduate curricula supports individualized learning experiences across disciplinary boundaries and allows student to take courses and capstone options that help them achieve and demonstrate the CIS M.A. learning outcomes below:
- Students will be able to synthesize core area or international studies concepts and theories within multiple disciplinary subfields, and acquire the skills to apply and evaluate these concepts to global opportunities and challenges.
- Students will be able to develop effective written and oral communication skills, characterized by the ability to write and present in the styles and forms that are acceptable in the professional world and/or for research in international studies.
- Students will be able to develop an effective research skill and demonstrate it in their capstone experience.
Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/cis/las
Admission requirements, beyond the university minimum of a 4-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and a TOEFL of 80 or above for non-native English speakers, are
- Three letters of recommendation (applicants must list three letter writers on their online application; letter writers will be invited to submit their recommendations online.)
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
- Statement of purpose.
- Autobiographical sketch.
This program permits full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to this program.
The M.A. in International Studies requires a minimum of 48 credit hours, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and two or fewer grades below B. Complete the following requirements: