Graduate Program

Why do an M.A. in Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona?


A Border Studies class in the field

If you choose to do a Master’s in Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona, you’ll be getting a chance to work with internationally renowned Latin American scholars near a politically-charged border town. Nearly all graduate students in the Latin American Studies program receive funding to do fieldwork over the summer, and work closely with faculty members to shape and implement their research ideas. Our outstanding interdisciplinary program puts a strong regional emphasis on Mexico, Central America, and Brazil, with thematic areas focusing on the Borders of the Americas and Immigration, Environment and Development, History and Culture, and Power and Inequality. There is faculty expertise in many other areas as well. A variety of dual degree programs are also available, including programs in Journalism, Public health, and Public Administration, for students that have specific careers in mind.  For more reasons to apply to our program, see the list below. Please contact Director of Graduate Studies Colin Deeds with any questions.

* More than 120 faculty from a variety of background with interests in Latin America

* Personal attention by advisors and staff

*Many financial aid options

* Major research university with an excellent library

* Camaraderie among undergraduates, graduate students, staff and faculty

* National Resource Center for Latin America with extensive video  collection

* Interesting speakers and events throughout the year

*Courses offered on the border

* Many internship and field research opportunities, abroad and in Arizona

 * Many funding opportunities available

 * Required proficiency in both Spanish and Portuguese language

 * Center committed to community outreach and working with non-governmental organizations

* Alumni working in private sector, government, media, non-profits,   

  and academia (just to name a few)



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