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3 PhD Programs in Social Sciences Area studies Latin American Studies 2024



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PhD Programs in Social Sciences Area studies Latin American Studies

A PhD is a non-medical doctorate that is the result of at least six years of higher educational studies. It has a heavy focus in research and culminates in a dissertation, which gives students the chance to perform intense research on their own. This degree allows students to master their chosen fields.

What is a PhD in Latin American Studies? This degree focuses on the politics, society and economy of Latin America. Graduates leave as specialists ready to research and address the problems faced in these unique countries. Students are encouraged to convert their methodological and theoretical knowledge into practical solutions, and they travel to the Latin America countries for extensive field work. Many universities that offer this degree have partnerships or other relationships with research institutions within the countries of study.

Students who long for the opportunity to make a difference in the world excel in this field. A PhD in Latin American Studies prepares graduates linguistically and professionally to step into the diverse economic crises these countries face and bring about positive change.

The degree is reasonably priced, compared with other PhDs. For the specific tuition and fees information, it is best to contact the school or schools of interest. Prices may vary greatly from one country to the next.

Graduates have exciting and meaningful careers in ministries and other public institutions as well as charitable and for-profit private organizations with ties to Latin America. They are needed for teaching positions, professional research, media relations and as diplomatic advisors. Whether students want to continue living in their home countries or move abroad, there are countless opportunities awaiting them when they obtain a PhD in Latin American Studies.

Anyone who either wants additional information about the schools offering this degree or is interested in applying online can use our simple program list and lead form. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.