North Dartmouth, MA
student ratio
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
February 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Luso-Afro Brazilian Studies And Theory Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [Latin American Studies ]
    • Portuguese Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 2
    • Doctoral Degrees 1
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Comprehensive exam or project
    • Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


42% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 7
    • Accepted 3
    • Acceptance Rate 42
    • Enrolled 1
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $60
    • Application Fee - International $60
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 1st January 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline December 1st November 1st Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE (recommended), statement of purpose (minimum of 300 words), resume, 3 letters of recommendation, and official transcripts, writing samples in Portuguese (minimum of 10 pages)
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE (recommended), statement of purpose (minimum of 300 words), resume, 3 letters of recommendation, and official transcripts, scholarly writing sample (minimum of 10 pages)
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 533 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students14
    • Female Percentage79%
    • Male Percentage21%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students14
    • Part-time Percentage50%
    • Full-time Percentage50%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino29%
    • Black / African American7%
    • White / Caucasian36%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian7%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown or International Student21%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty6
    • Full-time Percentage83%
    • Part-time Percentage17%
    • Female Percentage33%
    • Male Percentage67%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchLiterature in Luso-Afro-Brazilian studies, literary and cultural theory, studies in ethnicity and migration, bi- and multi-lingualism, gender studies, translation studies
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$354,000

Location & Contact

Department of Portuguese

College of Arts and Sciences
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
United States

Victor Mendes

Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Portuguese

Phone: 508-999-8338
Fax: 508-910-9272

Steven Briggs

Director of Marketing and Recruitment for Graduate Studies

Phone: 508-999-8604
Fax: 508-999-8183

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