Latin American Studies MA

The Master of Arts in Latin American Studies (LAS MA)

The LAS MA prepares students for work in the private sector, government, policy and research think tanks, non-governmental organizations, international institutions, and education. It is a versatile and rigorous one-year program that provides students with an interdisciplinary understanding of the regional context, languages, dynamics, and issues in Latin America today. The program exposes students to a range of facets of Latin America and provides them with in-depth training in chosen subject areas.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in the humanities or social sciences that includes study of the Latin American region. (More information on LAS MA admissions here).

Find out detailed information on LAS MA requirements here.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and oral comprehension of either Spanish, or/and Portuguese, or another regional language.
  • Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge of Latin America (history, literature, politics, economics, culture, and social involvements) and do so within an inter-American and global perspective.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of the shared traditions that unite Latin America, as well as the cultural and societal differences of the varied parts of the region.

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