Admission to the Certificate program is on the basis of:
- A BA/BS or graduate degree;
- Prior course work indicated in valid transcripts;
- A statement of purpose;
- Two letters of recommendation;
- Competence in Spanish or Portuguese. Competence is attested by completion of a four semester sequence of the language at the undergraduate level, by completion of at least one graduate course in Spanish, or by an entrance language exam administered by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages. Candidates who have completed the four semester sequence more than three years before applying for admission to the Certificate program will be required to take the entrance language exam. Students should consult with their advisor on how best to fulfill this requirement.
Applicants who are already enrolled in a graduate program at Georgia State University should submit all of the above to: Director of the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30303-3088. Applicants who are NOT already enrolled in a graduate program at Georgia State University should send a College of Arts and Sciences application, fee, transcripts, statement of purpose and the two letters of recommendation directly to:
Office of Graduate Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30303-3088.
An ad-hoc committee chaired by the Director of CLALS will review the material, decide on admission, and assign an appropriate advisor.
For more information on the Graduate Certificate, please contact Monica Diaz, coordinator of the program.