Our MA program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies offers a unique and exciting academic experience: students thrive from access to world-renowned scholars and wealth of research resources while pursuing a flexible interdisciplinary program. Dual and joint programs with Museum Studies, Global Journalism, Library Sciences, and Law. Learn more about the various options.
The degree is a three-semester or four-semester academic program designed for those interested in pursuing careers in the academy, media and journalism, human rights, non-governmental work, public policy, and arts and cultures. Rigorous academic training and professional development opportunities prepare students to be leaders in academia and in the public and private sectors.
CLACS pays special attention to language training, with state-of-the-art instruction in Quechua and Haitian Creole and support for the teaching of Mixtec and Nahuatl at local institutions. We have competitive but generous funding options with merit-based fellowships such as the McCracken Fellowship, Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS), and the NYU GSAS Tuition Incentive Program which matches external funding.
Applications are accepted for Fall and Spring admission. Visit the application resource center for key information about the application itself. Join us at a virtual open house to meet with the Program Director and staff and consult our admissions FAQ page.
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