University at Albany

 

 

 

Ph.D. Requirements

Credit Requirements:   A total of 30 credits beyond the M.A. to include:

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT ( See Guidelines )

  • Knowledge of Spanish
  • Second language other than Spanish and English 

CORE SEQUENCE: 18 CREDITS  (See Course Descriptions)

  • LCS 500 (3 credits)
  • LCS 504 or LCS 505 or LCS 508 (select 2 to make a total of 6 credits)
  • LCS 502 (3 credits)
  • Approved Graduate Methods Course (3 credits)
  • LCS 503 (3 credits)

** Students with a Master's degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the University at Albany will substitute Lcs 500, 502, 503, 504 or 505 or 508 with 18 credits of other LCS courses as advised.

FOCUS AREA (9 credits with a LACS M.A. or 12 credits without it, in one of the following ( See List of Supporting Courses )

  • Culture, History, and Society (9 or 12 credits including Lcs 781) or
  • Language, Literature, and Fine Arts (9 or 12 credits including Lcs 781

FORMAL REQUIREMENTS (load credits only) (see Guidelines)

  1. Dissertation Committee approved by Graduate Studies Committee
  2. Reading list approved by Graduate Studies Committee
  3. LCS 781 Directed Readings/Annotated Bibliography of approved Reading List
  4. Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam approved and completed
  5. Dissertation Proposal approved by Graduate Committee
  6. LCS 899 Dissertation Load (ABD students only
  7. Recommendation for Conferral of Doctoral Degree submitted