The University of New Mexico’s Latin American Studies (LAS) program is a nationally prominent, competitive, interdisciplinary program that offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees. In addition to the MA program, we offer dual degree options with four different programs (Business Administration, Community and Regional Planning, Law, and Public Health) in which students simultaneously earn the MA in LAS and a professional degree. 

We invite you to study and earn your Latin American Studies degree at a Tier 1, Research Institution in the heart of the U.S. Southwest.  As a recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority Serving Institution (MSI), The University of New Mexico (UNM) provides a supportive, inclusive environment for students to thrive and grow while engaging in an academic setting that sets minds and ideas in motion. 

Latin American Studies at UNM is regarded as one of the best LAS programs in the U.S., pulling together 100+ faculty members from over 30 departments across campus to allow students to build an interdisciplinary program of study that fits their interests and future career goals.  Students at the BA and MA program choose from one of the following concentrations to build a meaningful program that combines interdisciplinary study with geographic expertise.

  • Arts, Literature, & Cultural Studies
  • Conflict, Peace, & Rights
  • Environmental governance & resilience
  • History & Society 
  • Indigeneity in the Americas
  • Markets & Development