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The University of New Mexico’s Latin American Studies (LAS) program is a nationally prominent, competitive, interdisciplinary program that offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees. In addition to the MA in LAS, we offer dual degree options with five programs (Business Administration, Community and Regional Planning, Education, Law, and Public Health) in which students simultaneously earn the MA in LAS and a professional degree.  

Get a glimpse of LAS at UNM.

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Why Latin American Studies?

Because Latin America matters. It matters historically, in the present, and for the future. 

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Why UNM?

The Latin American Studies program at UNM is one of a kind. Maybe that's because to us here in New Mexico, Latin America is not just another place on the map.

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Graduate Admissions

At UNM, students may pursue the singular MA in Latin American Studies (MALAS), a dual degree that pairs the MALAS with a professional degree, or the PhD in Latin American Studies.           

Undergraduate Admissions

Students may choose to major or minor in Latin American Studies (LAS), pursue an accelerated BA in the Honors College and MA degree, or transition from the CNM to UNM LAS program.

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