Master of Arts in Latin American Studies with GIS Certificate

The Master of Arts in Latin American Studies with GIS certificate is a 30-credit interdisciplinary degree that allows students to work towards a graduate certificate in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) through the department of Geographic and Regional Studies while working towards their Master of Arts in Latin American Studies.

Combining core courses offered by the program with a large variety of co-listed and cross-listed courses offered by departments, programs, and units throughout the University of Miami, the program is offers a diversity of courses available for credit towards this degree. This allows students to combine course offerings from around the university into a cohesive course of study that allows them to specialize in an area, topic, country, theme, or issue of their choosing and thus to tap into the many resources available at the University of Miami for students with a passion for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Required courses for this program are: LAS501 “Graduate Seminar in Latin American Studies,” LAS502 “Research Design in Latin American Studies,” GEG599 “Introduction to GIS,” GEG591 “Intermediate GIS,” GEG592 “Environmental Remote Sensing” or an appropriate GIS research methods elective, and three LAS electives. Students will also have to enroll in six credits in LAS710 consisting of a thesis or GIS capstone project with a focus on Latin America, the Caribbean, or South Florida.