48 months
35515 USD/year
35515 USD/year
14542 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The major in Latin American and Iberian Studies at University of Massachusetts Boston features three tracks:  Language, Culture, and Society; Translation Studies; Latin American Studies. 


Upon completion of the Major in Latin American and Iberian Studies at University of Massachusetts Boston, students will be able to:

  • Communicate proficiently, using all four skills (i.e. speaking, listening, reading and writing), in academic, professional, and everyday settings in the language that is required by their selected track.1
  • Conduct and disseminate academic research both orally and in writing in the language that is required by their selected track.
  • Identify and analyze cultural representations of the languages, cultures and societies of the Latin American and Iberian world, both their own and those produced by others, in accordance with academic standards.
  • Document data and formulate concrete research questions in order to conduct academic research at undergraduate level.
  • Recognize and utilize appropriate methodologies in order to explicitly outline a research plan to conduct academic research at undergraduate level.
  • Produce scholarly work in dialogue with academic fields such as anthropology, history, and geography at undergraduate level.
  • Apply pre-professional translation skills to a variety of documents in both directions, Spanish to English and English to Spanish.2
  • Assess a variety of theoretical approaches to Translation Studies in order to adopt adequate methodologies for the translation of a variety of documents.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Latin America: Contemporary Society and Culture
  • Hispanic Masterpieces in Translation
  • Language and Power in Latin America
  • Spanish Grammar for Speakers of Spanish
  • Composition for Native Speakers
  • Language Arts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed UMass Boston online admission application
  • Application fee of $100
  • An official high school record, leaving certificate and/or graduation examination results or their notarized copies. All documents in foreign languages must be translated by a certified professional. Records must be sent directly from the institution to be considered official.
  • Academic recommendation letter (from a school-based counselor and/or teacher)
  • 500-word essay
  • Test scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35515 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35515 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    35515 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35515 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    14542 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14542 USD per year during 48 months.

Regional: $25,448/year

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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