CLAS partners with 17 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 seventeen institutions are currently eligible to apply for the Accelerated Cooperative Degree Program:
McGill University - Canada
Universidad de los Andes - Colombia