The Master of Arts in Latin American Literatures and Cultures (LALC) program critically examines Latin American cultural forms of expression in their socio-historical contexts; develops skills to work with Latin American and US Latina/o populations in linguistically and culturally appropriate ways; and enhances career opportunities in education, government, international business, and the culture industries. Courses are regularly offered during the late afternoon and evening.

Students in the program are encouraged to take advantage of semester-long study abroad opportunities at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico, and/or the University of Mendoza in Argentina.

Credit hours required: 36


The program admits students for the fall, spring and summer semesters.

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Career Options

Students who complete the LALC graduate program, find careers in:

  • teaching
  • translation and interpretation
  • publishing
  • travel and cultural industry
  • public service
  • public relations

For more detailed career information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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Take a closer look at the master's degree in Latin American Literatures and Cultures and the courses offered toward the degree.

Latin American Literatures and Cultures, M.A.

Department and Contact Information

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact World Languages and Cultures at (773) 442-4740.

World Languages and Cultures

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