The Master of Arts in Latin American Studies at CLAS is designed for students with broad interests who wish to pursue careers in government, business, or the non-profit world in the U.S. or abroad as well as those interested in further post-graduate work in the humanities or social sciences. MALAS students can focus their studies in one of the following concentrations: Government, Political Economy, History, International Business Diplomacy, Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies, Conflict Resolution and Human Rights, Development, Literature and Cultural Studies, Anthropology or Security Studies. While most students complete the degree in two years on a full-time basis, part-time and accelerated options are available as well.
In addition to the MA in Latin American Studies, CLAS also offers an undergraduate certificate in Latin American Studies, a joint MA/PhD program with the Department of Government, a joint MA/JD program with the Georgetown University Law Center, and a five-year BSFS/MA program. Also, cooperative degree agreements with 14 North American colleges and universities and with 2 international universities allow undergraduates from these schools to pursue an accelerated masters degree in Latin American Studies at CLAS.
The Center sponsors three summer graduate programs located in Brazil, Chile, and Colombia. Other summer research opportunities are available nearly everywhere in Latin America with research grants reserved for self-designed, independent research projects.
- Mar 21, All day: Catholicism in the Americas
- Apr 11, 5pm: Redes: Exploration of Mexico and Music, Revolution Era
Christina Stockamore (MALAS '08)
Christina graduated from CLAS in May 2008 with a concentration in International Business Diplomacy.