Master's in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

Financial Assistance

The School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies funds a limited number of qualified master’s degree students. Funded students will receive a graduate assistantship that includes:

  • a stipend for the academic year (9 months)
  • a tuition waiver (not including school fees)
  • the option of health insurance mostly paid by the department (the student only pays a small amount towards insurance)

We only process graduate assistantships in Spring, so they become available in Fall for the next academic year. 

If you would like to be considered for a graduate teaching assistantship, which is a 20 per hour week job where you would assist professors in organizing and grading for their classes, please indicate your interest in the statement of purpose that accompanies your program application. These 9-month academic year positions come with a biweekly stipend, a tuition waiver which pays most tuition costs, and access to subsidized health insurance. There are only a small number of graduate assistantships available and they are awarded on a competitive basis, based on applicants’ academic credentials. 

The graduate assistantship is based on maintaining satisfactory annual academic progress. The graduate assistantship requires each student to work 20 hours per week, which means the student would be assisting professors of the department with their teaching and class preparations. The department also provides funding for conference travel or the presentation of research at conferences upon approval. 

*Information on the assistantship can be found in the graduate catalog and more information ca be found on the Graduate Assistantships Resource Center website.

PLEASE NOTE: International students whose native language is not English and who want to be considered for a graduate assistantship must show proficiency in spoken English even if their TOEFL has been waived for admission to a graduate program. More information on the TOEFL requirement can be found under Admission Requirements in the graduate catalog.

Other Financial Assistance
Office of Graduate Studies Funding Opportunities
The Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean