Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

MA in Latin American Studies

Trumpeter, Puerto Rico

Trumpeter, Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo by Mario Mercado Díaz, LLILAS master’s student, summer 2014.

Graduate work in Latin American Studies provides interdisciplinary preparation for students planning a career that requires specialized knowledge of Latin American peoples, culture, and societies. LLILAS students work in close collaboration with the Graduate Adviser to design a course of study that complements their goals.


The Latin American Studies program is interdisciplinary and very flexible; students must plan a cohesive program to focus their interests. They should design their program of study to incorporate basic theory and methodology courses relevant to the discipline. The student's program must be arranged in consultation with the graduate adviser.


Over the years, parts of the LLILAS program have developed along certain lines sufficient to warrant recognition as program concentrations at the graduate level.

Dual Degrees

LLILAS has partnered with several professional degree programs at UT to establish dual degree programs. The dual degree programs are structured so that students can earn the two individual master's degrees simultaneously. The dual degree programs normally require three years to complete, except for the dual degree program with the School of Law, which requires four years.

Law Certificate

The University of Texas School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Texas Institute of Latin American Studies, is pleased to announce the introduction of a new program in Latin American and International Law for the degree of Master of Laws (LLM).

Graduate Student Resources and Forms

View important forms and resources for LLILAS graduate students.

  • Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

    University of Texas at Austin
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    2300 Red River Street D0800
    Austin, Texas 78712