MALAS students choose a specialization within their program of study that serves as the focus of their study of Latin America. The program offers 11 interdisciplinary specializations. Specializations require 12-15 credit hours (usually 4 or 5 classes) of graduate coursework. Each specialization has its own prerequisites, course requirements, coordinator, and affiliate faculty. Click on the name of the specialization to see the details.
- Andean Studies
- Arts, Literature and Culture
- Brazilian Studies
- Caribbean Studies
- Crime, Law, and Governance
- Development Studies and Economic Analysis
- Gender, Sexuality, and Racialization
- International Communication
- Latin American Business Environment
- Latinx Studies, Migration, Transnational Studies
- Religion and Society
- Tropical Conservation and Development
Students seeking to pursue a Ph.D. in a specific discipline can design a discipline-based program in consultation with the graduate coordinator. Past students have specialized in such fields as anthropology, history, and political science.