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Latin American and Latino Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

About the Program

Students in the Latin American and Latino Studies program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are encouraged to develop a program that is both international and comparative in perspective and that takes into account the heterogeneous cultural experiences of people living in the vast territory loosely termed Latin America, as well as of those people living in the United States who identify themselves as Latino/a.

The Major in Latin American & Latino/a Studies consists of a minimum of eight subjects (96 units) beyond the introductory course, 17.55J, “Introduction to Latin American Studies,” pre-thesis, and thesis. Remaining subjects include two language subjects in Area I (or equivalent proficiency), and six subjects selected from at least two of the three disciplinary areas (Areas II-IV).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Spanish
  • Advanced Communication in Spanish: Topics in Language and Culture 
  • Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition: Perspectives on Technology and Culture
  • Spanish Conversation and Composition
  • Spanish through Film: Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Spain
  • Spanish for Heritage Learners

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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General Requirements

  • Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Secondary School Report (SSR), including high school transcript
  • For non-native English speakers, we strongly recommend providing the results of an English proficiency exam if you have been using English for fewer than 5 years or do not speak English at home or in school, so that we may consider that information alongside the rest of your application
  • We do not have cut off or recommended scores for the ACT or SAT as scores are evaluated within an applicant’s context

Tuition Fee

  • International

    73160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 73160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    73160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 73160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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