Latin American Studies

Earn an M.A. in Latin American Studies

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. 

Learn more on the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (CLACS) website

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.

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