Students with little prior coursework on Latin America will benefit most from our interdisciplinary curriculum consisting of a core set of courses surveying the history, politics, culture and society, and enviroment and ecology of the region along with advanced language training and in-depth courses dealing with the region. In consultation with a faculty advisor, students select a course of study suited to their individual interests. One may obtain a dual professional degree concurrently with the M.A.
Prior graduates of the Latin American Studies master's degree program have gone into higher education, business and the private sector, government, and non-governmental organizations.
For official degree requirements and approved courses, please see the Latin American Studies section of the Stanford Bulletin online.
Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions page if you have questions about the M.A. program and admissions. With further questions, do not hesitate to contact CLAS Associate Director Elizabeth Sáenz-Ackermann.
COTERMINAL DEGREE FOR CURRENT STANFORD STUDENTS
Current Stanford undergraduates may apply for a coterminal M.A. degree in Latin American Studies. Stanford undergraduates interested in applying to the LAS coterm program should use the Co-term On-Line Application to apply. Stanford coterminal applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and meet the language requirement in the menu link. See the How to Apply section on our website for more information.