MSW CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Graduate Certificate in Latin American and Latinx Studies
This certificate is awarded by the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies (LALS) to graduate students in Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) who wish to gain exposure in Latin America and Latinx Studies in conjunction with their social work education. Students develop rich cross-cultural fluency in Latin American language(s) and culture and acquire specific knowledge about the history, social conditions, political challenges, and/or environmental issues affecting the region.
Graduate students in SP2 who have focused at least part of their academic training on Latin America and Latinxs are encouraged to document their specialization by earning a certificate in LALX in conjunction with their degree. The Certificate documents that the student has developed rich cross-cultural fluency in Latin American traditions and culture and acquired specific knowledge about the history, social conditions, political challenges, or environmental issues affecting the region. Such recognition is expected to be valuable in academics, business, non-governmental organizations, and other institutions dealing with Latin America and Latinx in the U.S.