Boston University’s Master of Arts in Latin American Studies program (LASMA) is accepting applications for Fall 2016. This is a newly-revamped degree program. The LASMA prepares students for work in the private sector, government, policy and research think tanks, nongovernmental organizations, international institutions and education. It is a versatile and rigorous one-year program that provides students with an interdisciplinary understanding of the regional context, languages, dynamics, and issues in Latin America today. The program exposes students to a range of facets of Latin America and provides them with in-depth training in chosen subject areas. Students also write and orally defend a capstone MA paper and demonstrate proficiency in either Spanish or Portuguese.
Housed in the Fredrick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, the Latin American Studies program brings together faculty members from over 17 different departments who are some of the leading researchers in their fields. Through its strong ties to nonprofits, consulates, outreach groups, internships, study abroad programs and cultural centers, the program also serves as a hub where students can tap into events and opportunities focused on the region.
Applications for the Fall 2016 term are due by April 15, 2016. The LASMA program offers financial aid to well-qualified applicants. For priority consideration for merit-based aid, applicants should submit all materials by January 15. However, applications received after this date may still be considered for financial assistance on a case-by-case basis.
For more information about the program, please visit: http://www.bu.edu/las/graduate-studies/lasmarequirements/