Application Information

Applying for the MA in Latin American Studies

Spring 2023 Admission: The Spring 2023 application  deadline is November 1, 2022.

Fall 2023 Admission: The Fall 2023 application deadline is April 15, 2023.

Candidates are required to complete an online application via Cal State Apply which includes portions for both the university and LAS Program. All application materials are submitted via Cal State Apply. Students must be admitted by the University to be eligible for admission to the Latin American Studies Program. For more information on graduate admissions to the university please visit the Graduate Admission webpage.

Latin American Studies Program Admission Requirements

All applicants 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. Submission of a writing sample is optional.