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Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies

COVID-19 Response


In response to COVID-19 restrictions, all CIS Faculty directors and staff members are working remotely.
Direct all inquiries/questions/concerns to international.studies@ohio.edu.
For the most up to date information regarding Ohio University’s response to COVID-19, consult www.ohio.edu/coronavirus.

About Our Program

With a strong interdisciplinary curriculum, a focus on development and social justice, and study abroad opportunities, our MA program offers students a deeper and critical understanding of Latin America and supports them as they pursue a specialization in economic and public policy research, international education, public health, security and international relations, social and environmental justice, sustainable growth, women and gender issues, and cultural studies.

Our faculty’s research and extensive experience in the region support a rich intellectual and professionalizing environment that challenges and nurtures students as they pursue their own questions about Latin America and their career goals. Our annual speaker series and spring lecture series bring Latin American scholars, activists, and development practitioners to campus and put students in contact with some of the most influential people in the field. Through sponsored travel grants, students have the financial assistance they require to complete a study abroad program or research trip to a Latin American country.

A limited number of financial aid opportunities are available. We have extended our application deadline to July 15, 2020.  More information on how to apply