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Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

University of Kansas

KU- Main campus, Lawrence, United States
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Knowledge of Latin American and Caribbean culture, environment, and society is crucial to U.S. hemispheric relations and world understanding. The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies administers an interdisciplinary program of substantive and language courses leading to the Master of Arts degree. Students may pursue the M.A. as a terminal degree for careers in the public or private sector or as preparation for additional graduate study. The center also offers 2 graduate certificates of 4 courses each in Brazilian Studies and Central American and Mexican Studies. Graduate students may pursue the degree of Master of Arts (MA) through either the thesis or comparative research paper track. Both programs require 30 credit hours of graduate-level coursework. Students on either track have substantial flexibility in choosing their courses and will work with the graduate advisor to create a coherent and focused program of study. The MA thesis degree is most appropriate as preparation for a doctoral program and dissertation. Students should declare their intention to write a thesis before the end of their first year in the program and form a committee of three faculty members, each of a different discipline. The student will defend the completed thesis in an oral examination before this committee. In order to prepare the thesis a student must enroll in at least 3 credit hours of thesis research and writing (LAA 899). Students may count up to 6 credit hours of LAA 899 toward the 30 graduate credits required for the degree.