How to Apply

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized institution, with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • GRE scores, taken no more than five years prior to the application date
  • 3 letters of recommendation (preferably from university faculty members familiar with your academic work)
  • A personal statement (500-1,000 words). This statement might include an explanation of your personal and/or professional interest in Latin America and the Caribbean, reasons for pursuing graduate study, research interests, faculty with whom you would be interested in studying, etc.
  • All offical transcripts, submitted electronically or mailed to:
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Indiana University
355 N. Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405

Optional Application Materials

  • A sample of your academic writing (30-page limit)
  • A resume or CV

For more information refer to the University Graduate School website.

International Applicants

Dual Degree Students

Applicants to a Dual-Degree program must submit an application to each program and be be admitted to both separately . However, students can apply for the second degree program while enrolled as a graduate student.

However, many programs at IU do not count toward degree requirements classes that have been taken before formal enrollment in that program. Students should check with individual programs for complete guidelines.