I am not sure about this. In some scenarios, seems like a "Licenciatura/Licenciado" degree is equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree, or sometimes to a Master's Degree.

Nevertheless, in some cases "Licenciatura/Licenciado" seems to correspond to a Doctoral Degree. Examples:

The equivalence between a Doctoral Degree and "Licenciatura/Licenciado" seems to be particularly the case when the later "allows to practice the profession".

A closely related question would be: what is the equivalent degree of PsyD in the Spanish-speaking countries?

  • @TommiBrander Why Spanish-speaking countries are equivalent to Europe? I thought there are a lot countries in Latin-America are Spanish speaking.
    – Nobody
    Sep 6, 2017 at 7:39
  • I've edited that; switched "europe" tag for "translations". Yet, "europe" might still be appropriate.
    – Elabore
    Sep 6, 2017 at 7:54
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    It's not unheard of for functionally equivalent degrees to officially be at different levels in different countries. For example, a US MD is a postgraduate qualification titled "doctor", while the UK equivalent is officially a bachelor's degree (or, rather, two bachelors' degrees earned concurrently: MB BS). Sep 6, 2017 at 8:10
  • I can not be 100% certain here but to my understanding the 'Doctor' degree (as in a PhD) is always post-graduate. The licenciado degree is a graduate degree and can therefore never be equivalent. I think that what is the cause of the issue described in the OP is a translation issue (where a Licenciado en Farmacia is translated as a Doctor of Pharmacy, while Pharmacist may be a better translation).
    – Bas Jansen
    Sep 6, 2017 at 8:57


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