Dual M.A. LAS/Public Administration



The Joint Degree in Public Administration and Latin American Studies is an ideal option for students wishing to go into non-profit or public sector work with a focus on Latin America. The degree will be granted upon the completion of a minimum of 60 units in Public Administration and Latin American Studies and related fields and by meeting the minimum Portuguese and Spanish language requirements.  The requirements are summarized as follows:


LAS Joint Pogram Requirements:

  3 units for LAS 500 – Introduction to Latin American Studies

  15 units in primary discipline or thematic area

  9 units public administration courses with assignments focusing on Latin America

  Language requirement met by Spanish 330 and Portuguese 305 or Spanish 251 and Portuguese 325 or equivalency exam.

   6 units to be completed through:

3 units for independent research with major paper focusing on Latin America or 3 units of elective LAS coursework, plus 3 units of internship which can substitute for 3 units of the MPA internship.


____  36 units total


PA Joint Program Requirements:


·   18 units first year requirements

·   6 units of Practicum

·   6 units of internship (of which 3 units are substituted by the LAS/MA internship)


______30 units total


For more information, contact Colin Deeds (LAS Director of Graduate Studies) colind@email.arizona.edu or Pamela Adams (PA Graduate Programs Manager) padams1@email.arizona.edu