Accelerated Degree Program

CLAS partners with 16 universities to allow undergraduate students with a demonstrated commitment to the field the opportunity to complete both a Bachelor's degree and a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies via an accelerated program.  The standards for admission into the Accelerated Degree Program are based on the guidelines established for the MA program.  In addition to the MA requirements, successful applicants generally are Latin American Studies majors with a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants to the Accelerated Cooperative Degree Program are not required to submit GRE scores. 

Students from our partner schools who intend to enroll in the Accelerated Degree Program should declare interest during their junior year and apply during their senior year.  Georgetown undergraduate students should apply during their junior year to ensure the most efficient transition.  For updated deadlines and further information about the application process, please visit the Graduate School Admissions website. 

In addition to Georgetown University undergraduates enrolled in the School of Foreign Service or Georgetown College, students at the following sixteen institutions are currently eligible to apply for the Accelerated Cooperative Degree Program:

Boston College

Brown University

Dartmouth College

Duke University

Hampshire College

Haverford College

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

McGill University - Canada

Mt. Holyoke College

Rhodes College

Smith College

Tulane University

Union College

Universidad de los Andes - Colombia

The University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)

Wake Forest University

Wellesley College