University at Albany

 

 

 

Ph.D. Requirements

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

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT ( See Guidelines )

  • Written comprehension of Spanish

CORE SEQUENCE: 18 CREDITS  (See Course Descriptions)

  • ALCS 502 (3 credits) Theoretical Approaches to Latin American, Caribbean, and US Latino Studies I
  • ALCS 503 (3 credits) Theoretical Approaches to Latin American, Caribbean, and US Latino Studies II
  • ALCS 504 (3 credits) Seminar on Latin America 
  • ALCS 505 (3 credits) Seminar on the Caribbean
  • ALCS 506 (3 credits) Seminar on U.S. Latino Studies
  • ALCS 600 (3 credits) Research Methodologies: Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies

** 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.

 

FORMAL REQUIREMENTS (load credits only) (see Guidelines)

  1. Dissertation Committee approved by Graduate Studies Director 
  2. Directed Reading list and topic approved by Graduate Studies Committee
  3. ALCS 781 Directed Readings/Annotated Bibliography (3 credits)
  4. Ph.D. Qualifying Exam
  5. Dissertation proposal approved by Graduate Committee
  6. ALCS 899 Dissertation defended
  7. Recommendation for Conferral of Doctoral Degree submitted