Admission to the Undergraduate Programs
How do I get into the program?
Once students are enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts & Science, they can take courses in Latin American & Caribbean Area Studies. Students are not required to submit a formal application to the program. Students become a major when they fill out a major declaration form in the program office or with an Advising Specialist.
Contact the program early for advising, particularly if planning to double major. Students who double major are advised each semester in Latin American & Caribbean Studies and their other department.
Admission to the Graduate Program
We admit students for fall and spring semesters. While the Fall 2016 application deadline for priority funding has passed, we are still taking applications for the fall and may be able to find funding in other departments for incoming graduate students. The Spring 2017 admission deadline is November 15th, 2016.
Admission to the graduate program in Latin American & Caribbean Studies requires a BA, preferably in one of the social sciences or humanities, language proficiency in either Spanish or Portuguese as demonstrated by completion of a fourth-semester course or the equivalent, and acceptance by the graduate division of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the University of Kansas. Applicants whose grade point average is below 3.0 will not be admitted to the degree program. However, a student with less than a 3.0 GPA may be admitted on a probationary or provisional status at the discretion of the departmental Graduate Committee.