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DeadlinesApplications are accepted for fall admission only.
Applications to the Joint Degree in Global Journalism:
• December 18: Recommended date
• January 4: Final deadline date
Applications to MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
(including with Concentration or Certificate in Museum Studies, and joint degrees with Law and Library Science):
• February 1: Admission with financial aid consideration
• April 15: Admission only
All applicants must use the online application.
GRE and TOEFL/IELTSGRE general test required. TOEFL or IELTS required of all applicants who are not native English speakers (see Test Score FAQ).
Writing SampleA writing sample is required. It should be limited to 15 double-spaced pages, perhaps excerpting a longer work, and must be written in English. It should be a term paper, essay, or publication that demonstrates your capacity to conduct research and/or social, political, or cultural analysis. It need not have been published. If you are a native speaker of Spanish or Portuguese, you may submit an additional writing sample no longer than 15 double-spaced pages written in Spanish or Portuguese; this text is optional and does not replace the English language sample. The additional writing sample should be uploaded in the online application on one of the pages labeled “Additional Information.”
Writing Sample (Latin American and Caribbean Studies/Journalism)In addition to the writing sample described above for all applicants, two additional writing samples are required for Journalism. These samples should be indicative of the applicant's best overall work and need not have been published. They should include at least one academic paper or senior thesis that demonstrates the student's critical thinking ability and another that showcases the student's writing ability.
Dual Degree ApplicantsDual degree applicants must also apply to the School of Law.
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