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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. Our wide range of concentrations allows students to customize their individual program of study to best suit their academic and professional goals. The MALAS is used by some students to prepare for graduate training in a specific discipline at the PhD level or in a professional school. Other students use the MALAS as an entry-level degree for careers in government service, teaching, business, travel and tourism, advocacy, or inter-American organizations


Master's students craft their degree program by focusing on certain areas of concentration. Listed below are the concentrations from which students may choose. Students may also work with the Associate Director for Academic Programs to create an ad hoc concentration not on the list. For more thorough information, see the LAS Student Handbook.