UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Latin American and Iberian Studies

Division of Humanities and Fine Arts
Phelps Hall 4206

Undergraduate Advisor: Elena Báez
Telephone: (805) 893-3161
Undergraduate e-mail: ebaez@ucsb.edu

Graduate Program Coordinator: Jeremy Moore
Telephone: (805) 893-2131
Graduate e-mail: jmoore@ucsb.edu 

Website: www.lais.ucsb.edu
Program Director: Aline Alves Ferreira
E-mail: aferreira@spanport.ucsb.edu

Graduate Program

In addition to program requirements, candidates for graduate degrees must fulfill the university degree requirements found in the “Graduate Education” section of this catalog.

Master of Arts—Latin American and Iberian Studies (Requirements - PDF)

The M.A. in Latin American and Iberian Studies is designed for students wishing to pursue an interdisciplinary degree at the graduate level. Although there is no doctoral program in Latin American and Iberian Studies, many successful graduates of the M.A. program pursue doctoral study in traditional academic departments such as anthropology, economics, history, literature, or political science, or enter professional schools to study business administration, education, law, international relations or public health. The broad, interdisciplinary nature of the program allows students a great deal of scope to define and develop special interests.


In addition to program requirements for admission, applicants must also meet the university requirements for admission described in the chapter “Graduate Education at UCSB.” Completion of the undergraduate major in Latin American and Iberian Studies is desirable but not necessary. Applicants from diverse intellectual backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate deficiencies as stipulated by the Latin American and Iberian Studies graduate committee must be remedied within the first year and do not count toward the minimum course requirements for completion of the M.A.