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The program is designed for Masterís graduates specialized in fields of the social or environmental sciences and the humanities. Applicants must have previous research experience, an interest in interdisciplinary work, and a professional or research output that evidences their interest in acquiring an interdisciplinary training in the field of development studies. They must enroll full-time and focus on one of the research areas offered by the program.

DBecause of the programís nature and orientation, the presence of foreign students, especially from the Latin American region, is particularly desirable. It remains, however, focused on the existing demand in the state of Zacatecas, a region characterized by high rates of internal and international migration and a substantial lack of progress in practically every area of development.

Admission Criteria
  • A relevant and solid research project proposal.
  • Past research experience that is compatible with the programís lines of research.
  • Full-time commitment to the program.
Admission Requirements
  • Masterís or equivalent degree.
  • Transcript issued by the degree-granting institution with a grade point average minimum of 8.5/10 or equivalent.
  • Preliminary research in the framework of a research program.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of full-time commitment.
  • Proof of proficiency in the English language (a TOEFL score of at least 550 or equivalent certificate) and, in the case of foreign nationals, proficiency in the Spanish language.
  • Photocopies of relevant publications or academic research, including, if necessary, the Masterís thesis.
  • Aptitude test in one of the fields of research.
  • An interview with the admissions committee.
  • No student can enroll in a subsequent semester unless all credits for the previous semester have been completed.