Latin American Studies (LAS) is a nationally prominent, competitive interdisciplinary graduate program that offers both MA and PhD degrees. In addition to the MA in LAS (MALAS), we offer dual degree options with four programs (Business Administration, Community and Regional Planning, Law, and Public Health) in which students simultaneously earn the MALAS and a professional degree. 

MA Overview

The MA in Latin American Studies (MALAS) encourages students to design broad-based programs of study in the humanities and social sciences that reflect their particular interests.

Dual Degree Overview

LAS offers four dual degrees that give students the unique opportunity to pair the MA LAS with an advanced professional degree. 

PhD Overview

The PhD in Latin American Studies provides an interdisciplinary program for a select number of students whose academic goals may not be sufficiently accommodated by a single academic department. 

Student Handbook and Forms

The LAS Student Handbook provides critical information to guide students through the graduate program. 


Every semester there are some one hundred courses offered with Latin American content at UNM.


Latin American Studies at UNM is sustained by a vibrant community of faculty who engage with the region in all of its diverse aspects. 

Student Profiles

Our students are diverse.  Many hail from states other than New Mexico and approximately one-third  are from Latin America.

Career Resources

We know that entering the job market can be a daunting task for graduating students. We're here to provide resources that can help you move forward.

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