Northeastern Illinois University

College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts in Latin American Literatures and Cultures


5500 N. St. Louis Avenue

Graduate Admissions, Room D-101D

Chicago, IL 60625

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Latin American Literatures and Cultures

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Latin American Literatures and Cultures at NEIU offers students the opportunity to engage in a theoretically informed exploration of a wide range of Latin American cultural forms of expression, including literature, film, music, and art. The program emphasizes the development of critical thinking and research skills in the Humanities, as well as written and oral proficiency in Spanish at the advanced level. These skills, in turn, enhance students’ ability to work with Latin American and US Latina/o populations in linguistically and culturally appropriate ways. Careers • Teaching • Translation and Interpretation • Publishing • Travel and Culture Industry • Public Service • Public Relations Program of Study 1. Two required courses (six credits) to be completed during the first year of the program: • SPAN 400: Visión de América I • SPAN 420: Visión de América II 2. Nine electives, including: • Up to nine SPAN 400-level courses • Up to two courses in French and/or Portuguese • Up to three graduate-level courses from other departments • Up to three of the following SPAN 300-level courses: SPAN 352 (Puerto Rican Literature) SPAN 358 (Modernismo), SPAN 373 (Latin American Short Story), and SPAN 377 (Caribbean Literature) 3. One additional SPAN 400-level elective (3 credits), or SPAN 499 (Thesis).


The University has regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition, the university also is accredited through several disciplinary bodies.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): In-state $364.60 Out-of-state $671.60 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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