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Latino and Caribbean Studies

Rutgers University

48 months
29736 USD/year
29736 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students in the Latino and Caribbean Studies program of Rutgers University are exposed to a wide range of perspectives drawn from multiple fields.


About the Program

The Latino and Caribbean Studies program of Rutgers University promotes interdisciplinary, hemispheric, and transnational approaches that consider the ways in which, U.S. Latino and Caribbean populations, as well as their intellectual, cultural, and artistic productions, have been and continue to be shaped by the legacies of colonialism, slavery, globalization, and social, artistic, and intellectual mobilization, while maintaining localized historical legacies.

We offer a major and a minor that students may pair with other majors or minors in the School of Arts and Sciences or professional schools to prepare them for employment or graduate studies. We also offer a departmental Certificate in Multicultural Competence (9 credits) to all Rutgers students. The certificate helps students demonstrate competency in one of the most important areas of change in the United States in the 21st century: the formation of an increasingly multicultural society.

The Department has a close relation to other units such as the Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies, the Center for Latin American Studies, and the Center for Latino Arts and Culture. It also works closely with student organizations such as the Latin American Student Organization, the Latino Student Council, the Unión Estudiantil Puertorriqueña, the Haitian Association at Rutgers (HARU), and West Indian Student Organization at Rutgers, among others.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Latino Studies
  • Latin Images and Identities Seminar
  • History of the Caribbean Since 1898
  • Topics in Latino & Caribbean Studies
  • Immigration and Society

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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