Are you looking to gain a better understanding of Latin American and Caribbean countries and their cultures? The M.A. program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies serves as a foundation for students pursuing a doctorate, as well as careers in government, private business, and the nonprofit sector.
Earn an M.A. in Latin American Studies
Tailor your degree
As an M.A. student, you will work with the director to determine the interdisciplinary themes—such as economic development, policy, or environmental studies—that will guide your research and seminars.
Our dual degree program allows you to combine an M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies with other graduate programs, which reduces credit hour requirements. As a result, you can complete the program in three years or less.
Students interested in the dual degree program should begin by applying to both units’ master’s programs.
Expand your language skills
As part of the program, students are required to demonstrate reading proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Maya, or Quechua. This requirement can be fulfilled through passing a proficiency exam in the respective foreign language department, earning a grade of B or better in a graduate literature or language course taught in the respective language, or passing a reading exam prepared by CLACS.Learn more about language study at HLS