Application Information

Applying for the MA in Latin American Studies

The deadline to apply for Fall 2020 admission for the Latin American Studies MA program is February 14, 2020. Candidates are required to complete two separate applications: an online University application (Cal State Apply) and a LAS Application Form. Links to each application are listed below:

Students must be admitted by the University in order to be eligible to be admitted by the Latin American Studies Program. For more information on graduate admissions to the university visit the following website:


Latin American Studies Program Admission Requirements

All applications must submit two letters of recommendation.  At least one letter must come from a professor or an individual capable of evaluating the applicant’s qualifications for graduate study. 

All applicants must also submit a statement of purpose essay, 500-750 words in length, stating the applicant's purpose in applying for graduate study, any special areas of interest, plans for future occupation or profession and any additional information that may aid the selection committee in evaluating the applicant's preparation and aptitude for graduate study at CSULA.

Admission to the Latin American Studies program will be based on evaluation of the application letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts, and a statement of purpose.