THE LATIN AMERICAN AND LATINO STUDIES PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FALL 2019 MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE PROGRAM.
An Interdisciplinary Program
Our program offers an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of both Latin American societies and Latinos living in the United States. The program emphasizes the histories and contemporary social issues of Latin Americans and Latinos as they enter into a transnational dialogue that defines Latin America and the United States in the twenty-first century.
The Master of Arts program in Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) is a two-year curriculum consisting of six required courses (24 credits), a proseminar (2 credits) that focuses on professional development and guiding students toward their career paths, two electives (8 credits), and a community-based internship. In the fourth semester, students present their final M.A. paper at the annual symposium.
Our program stresses mentorship and offers an unparalleled level of guidance and support from a multidisciplinary faculty, many with joint appointments in other departments. Students work with accomplished core faculty
members who also serve as their mentors for the duration of the program.