The George Washington University

Elliott School of International Affairs

Latin American and Hemispheric Studies


Phillips Hall, Room 107, 801 22nd Street, N.W.

Funger Hall, Suite 301


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Latin American and Hemispheric Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Despite impressive democratization and economic growth within much of Latin America and the Caribbean in recent decades, serious problems such as poverty, inequality, ethnic cleavage, crime, political violence, and illicit drug flows persist; while new issues, including those linked to climate change, resource competition, and natural disasters have emerged. The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (LAHS) is an interdisciplinary program that helps students develop innovative approaches to the enduring problems and emerging challenges of the hemisphere. The program’s design and location facilitate employment at a broad spectrum of organizations based in Washington, DC, as well as elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere.


Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional accrediting agency On the approved list of the American Association of University Women The Elliott School of International Affairs is a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL score no lower than 100; IELTS no lower than 7.0 with no individual ban score below 6.0

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 40

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1,515 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans and alternative loans to graduate students seeking to finance their graduate educations.

Locale: Large City

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