Doctoral Program in Latin American and Latino Studies

The Ph.D. program in Latin American and Latino Studies at UCSC offers an innovative transnational and interdisciplinary approach to the study of the peoples, cultures, societies and institutions of the Américas.

The program is designed to educate students in this new field of study and train them to develop the conceptual and analytical skills necessary for understanding the dynamics of hemispheric change. This is the first doctoral program in Latin American and Latino Studies.

The Doctoral Program in Latin American and Latino Studies accepts applications from prospective students each fall. The application becomes available yearly on October 1, and the deadline for submission of completed application materials is December 15. We have a page dedicated to some Frequently Asked Questions about the application, please check it out!

The department also supports a Graduate Designated Emphasis, open to any current graduate student at UCSC.

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