LAS Graduate Admissions


Applications to the MA in Latin American Studies are handled through the International Relations Department (IR) and follow all policies and procedures of that department.  The IR Department is a component of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GRS).  General information on applying to GRS can be found here.  Specific information on applying to the IR Department can be found here.

The deadline for Fall Semester applications is April 15 (January 3 for consideration for merit based aid). The LAS program does not accept Spring Semester applications.  All application materials should be received by the application deadline.  Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. Admission decisions are made by a faculty committee.

All questions about admission to the LAS MA can be directed to the IR Graduate Programs Administrator.  Contact information can be found here.

Financial assistance is available for well-qualified applicants.

Boston University’s policies provide for equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment and admission to all programs of the University.