The academic offering of graduate studies at INTER includes professional certificates, over 70 academic programs leading to a master’s degree, and 12 doctorate degrees.
*These disciplines include academic programs offered online
School of Optometry
We are the only institution outside the continental United States that offers the Optometry Doctor degree. Our School of Optometry offers a bilingual program, dedicated to achieving excellence in eye care. What makes our program bilingual, is that our students and personnel serve mainly Hispanic patients, for which speaking Spanish is a requirement, while the official language of the educational materials is English. We are the main provider of bilingual optometrists in the world.
School of Law
The INTER School of Law launched a unique program during the fall of 2015: a Juris Doctor taught in English geared towards enhancing inclusion and diversity in legal education and within the legal profession. The lack of diversity in legal education in the United States has had a negative impact not only for students from minority groups who are excluded from joining the legal profession. It has also affected “access to justice” in a myriad of ways due to the fact that their perspectives and life experiences are not adequately represented in Law.
The program is tailored to students from diverse backgrounds, particularly to Latinos. Students receive particularized attention in small classes combining doctrinal and clinical courses to address some of the challenges facing the legal profession today. Emphasis is given to preparing students in acquiring the theoretical and practical skills needed in order to address some of challenges that the legal profession currently faces in the United States.
The School of Law has an innovative pedagogical approach in line with the most recent recommendations by the American Bar Association and the Carnegie Foundation regarding the inclusion of experiential learning approaches within legal education. Its low cost, compared to that of the majority of the law schools in the United States, makes it an attractive option.
It is fully accredited by the American Bar Association. Most of its faculty members hold an advanced or doctoral degree in law, from prestigious universities in the United States and around the world, such as Yale, Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, N.Y.U., Chicago, Berkeley, Georgetown, U. Penn., Purdue, Tulane, L.S.E., Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad del País Vasco, and the University of Stockholm, among many others. Our alumni have pursued post J.D. studies in the best schools of law and occupy important positions in Puerto Rico and the continental United States.