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Graduate Financial Aid

For the M.A. Program in Hispanic Cultural Studies

There is no financial aid available from either the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences or the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures to pursue the M.A. in Hispanic Cultural Studies. Please see also the section on financial aid in the GSAS's M.A. Student Handbook.

For the Ph.D. Program in Hispanic Studies

Students admitted to the Ph.D. program in Hispanic Studies are offered five years of financial support, which includes tuition remission, student health insurance, and a stipend ($23,000 in 2011-12). Continued support is contingent on maintaining good academic standing as defined both by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and by the department. Students who enter with advanced standing, i.e., those who have done graduate work in the discipline previously, are guaranteed four years of financial support.

The program includes also three years of undergraduate teaching of language and culture courses. Financial support as described above is renewed yearly on the basis of academic and pedagogical performance.  See also financial aid information from the GSAS and the relevant pages of the GSAS's Ph.D. Student Handbook.

Furthermore, the department and the GSAS award funds competitively on a yearly basis to students who are invited to deliver a paper in a scholarly conference of merit.

For more information, contact the department's Director of Graduate Studies.