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M.A. in Latin American Studies

Estados Unidos


¿Qué aprenderé?

The Master of Arts (MA) in Latin American Studies (MALAS) offers students the opportunity to explore the cultures, languages, histories, and societies of Latin America. The program provides students access to a large and diverse faculty, selecting content drawn from over thirty departments and nine Colleges/Schools at UNM.

Arts, Literature & Cultural Studies

From the visual and performing arts to literature, language, and cultural studies, this concentration offers graduate students the opportunity to explore historical and contemporary Latin American cultural contributions. Through coursework that spans the arts, humanities, and social sciences, students focus on the critical study of creative expressions, thoughts, practices, and products in relation to social, political, historical, and economic contexts. Coursework is selected from, but not limited to, the departments of Anthropology, Art & Art History, Film and Digital Arts, Music, and Spanish and Portuguese, among others. In addition to preparing students for academic careers, the concentration provides excellent training for those interested in creative and critical writing, museums, arts administration, performance, heritage conservation, and related fields.

Conflict, Peace & Rights

This concentration introduces students to the interdisciplinary and comparative study of conflict, law, human rights, and related subjects in Latin America. Coursework examines the causes, practices, and consequences of violence as well as nonviolent methods of conflict management, resolution, and transformation. Students explore how human conflict in Latin America has been shaped by various socio-economic, cultural, political, and historical factors. This concentration is particularly suited to research and applied careers in the fields of law and governance in the Americas.

Environmental Governance & Resilience

This concentration allows students to explore the complex dynamics of coupled human-environment systems in Latin America. Courses in this concentration address the unprecedented global challenges of ensuring food security, increasing demands for energy and water, and preventing environmental degradation, all in the face of climate change. Students gain exposure to resilience-based research and applications that address pressing societal challenges, including climate change, demographic shifts and infrastructure, human health and biology, sustainable food-water-energy systems, and social and economic inequalities.

History & Society

This concentration allows students to develop an integrated program of historical inquiry focusing on Latin America. Students benefit from interdisciplinary grounding in methods of historical research and textual criticism, cultural heritage and museum studies, anthropology, historical geography, digital humanities, oral history, and visual methods.

Indigeneity in the Americas

This concentration provides students with a foundation in ethical, theoretical, and empirical frameworks critical to a deeper understanding of Indigenous issues. Coursework explores diverse cultural traditions, the legacies of colonialism, social movements, belief systems, and political ecologies that shape the experience of Indigenous communities throughout the Americas.

Markets & Development

This concentration provides students with an interdisciplinary background in the theories and methods necessary to understand economic, political, and development issues within Latin America. Students will learn the skills of a connector and translator in the world economy. This concentration introduces students to development practices and patterns in Latin America, including how markets emerged and how they function as well as how public and private spaces are governed and administered.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College of Arts and Sciences

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (36 horas de crédito)

Costos de estudio
US$27.846,00 por año
The above Tuition & Fees is for 9 credits
Aplicaciones hasta

Esperado November 2023

Fecha de inicio

Esperado Agosto 2023


College of Arts and Sciences

MSC 03 2120, Ortega Hall 201,

1 University of New Mexico,


New Mexico,

87131, United States

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Minimum grade point average of 3.3 as a graduate student

Para estudiantes internacionales

Graduate applicants must have an earned degree that is equivalent to the U.S. bachelor’s degree from a recognized university as determined by the Office of International Admissions.

A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a U.S. 4.0 scale) or comparable grade point average in upper-division (junior- and senior-level) coursework and in any graduate coursework already completed.

Demonstrated proficiency in English:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - minimum score 6.5; the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score 550 paper-based, or 79-80 Internet-based; the Duolingo English Test - minimum score 105; the University of Cambridge Examinations Certificate of Proficiency in English (CAPE) or Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - minimum score C; or the Pearson Test of English- Academic (PTE) - minimum score 53

Application Deadlines Fall (applying for funding): Jan. 1st (international),

Fall (not applying for funding): April 1st

Spring (not applying for funding): November 1st

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


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