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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender And Group Studies graduate programs at Columbia University in the City of New York
Columbia University in the City of New York offers 9 Graduate degree programs
|Students Enrolled in Columbia University in the City of New York graduate programs : 24454|
Composition of students population for Latin American Studies
|Masters degree in Latin American Studies awarded to 51 students|
|Latin American Studies Graduate program Tuition for in state students||$46,216|
|Out of State Average Full Time Tuition for Latin American Studies Graduate Program||$46,216|
Latin American and Iberian Cultures Columbia College
The Latin American and Iberian Cultures (LAIC) at Columbia, located in Casa Hispánica, has long enjoyed an international reputation as a center for Hispanic and Lusophone studies. The department provides linguistic preparation in Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan, and offers a flexible program to study manifestations of the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds in all historical periods—from the medieval to the globalized present—and in a variety of cultural contexts: the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, the former colonies of Portugal, and the United States.
Students can enter the program at any level of linguistic and cultural preparedness. The fers a placement exam to determine the level at which students may either begin or continue study. Majors and concentrators in Hispanic studies and Portuguese studies are typically double majors who bring insights and methods from fields such as history, political science, women studies, anthropology, economics, Latino studies, Latin American studies, etc., which fosters engaging discussions.
The fers two majors. The major in Hispanic studies gives students a well-rounded preparation in the history and culture of the Hispanic world. The second option, a major in Hispanic studies with specialization, allows students to study the Hispanic world through a number of fields, among them Latin American studies, gender studies, political science, economics, history, and sociology. The department also offers two concentrations: Hispanic studies and Portuguese studies.
The language and major programs have also been designed in close consultation and cooperation with Barnard Spanish and Latin American Cultures. All courses taken in one program may be used to fulfill the requirements of the other. Hence, Columbia and Barnard students may move freely between departments of both institutions for courses that best fit their intellectual interests and schedules.
Beginning in Spring 2015, the department has put in place a new timeline and training program for juniors, in order to assist students with planning and completing the Honors Thesis during their senior year. The Honors Thesis is an excellent option for any student interested in pursuing a Master degree or Ph.D. but, above all, it is a highly formative research and writing experience—one that can bear unexpected fruits toward any path the student decides to take in the future.
Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Program Category: PhD ProgramsChair: Graciela Montaldo Director of Graduate Studies: Alessandra RussoWebsite:laic.columbia.eduDegree Programs: Full-Time: MA, MPhil, PhD.
The department is located in the Casa Hispánica, a five-story townhouse adjoining Columbia Morningside campus, between Broadway and Riverside Drive. It contains classrooms, a lecture hall, a graduate lounge, and a library. The Hispanic Institute, housed in the department, offers a regular program of lectures and activities. It also sponsors the Revista Hispánica Moderna, a prestigious academic journal published continuously since 1934.
The department fosters a stimulating, cosmopolitan environment for the study of Spanish and Latin American culture. The graduate students in the program come from various parts of the United States and from a multitude of nations throughout the world: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russia, Spain, and Venezuela.
Graduates of the doctoral program have consistently secured tenure-track positions at some of the best colleges and universities in the country. Recent graduates have found employment at prestigious academic institutions in the US and abroad such as Princeton, Yale, Cornell, Dartmouth, Michigan (Ann Arbor), Duke, Georgetown, Middlebury, Northwestern, Sarah Lawrence, Chicago, Toronto, Wisconsin (Madison), and many others.
The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS) awards a certificate in Comparative Literature and Society.
Scholarships and financial aid available for Latin American Studies
The Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) is privileged to receive funding from the Lemann Foundation, the US Education, the Tannenbaum Fund, and other sources, to provide grants, scholarships, and fellowships to Columbia University and graduate students. The applications and instructions below provide a brief of our different fellowship and travel grant program as well as information on eligibility and requirements, and submission deadlines and procedures. ILAS also offers an information session every January for students wishing to for ILAS funding.
In addition to the aid listed above, ILAS provides partial academic year fellowships and research assistantships to MARSLAC applicants who demonstrate academic excellence and considers requests for need based assistance. Students must program by the early application date of February every year. Students who after the February date may be considered if funds are still available. All MA applicants will be automatically considered for aid regardless of citizenship or residence status (except for FLAS). Specific funding options include:.
ILAS and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Tuition Scholarships (Consideration for these is part of the general MARSLAC admissions process, no separate application necessary).
Loans and finanicial aid, including federal work study (Link to FAFSA).
MARSLAC students may also for additional grant funds to present papers at conferences or other research related activities through GSAS Conference Matching Travel Fund. Prior approval from the Director of Graduate Studies is needed.