Graduate Degrees


LACIS Master of Arts

Our interdisciplinary Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies (LACIS) M.A. Program guides students to focus on specific problems of Latin American reality.

Dual Degree in Law and LACIS

The dual degree program established by the Law School and LACIS allows students to complete a J.D. and an M.A. in a minimum of seven semesters.

Ph.D. Minor in LACIS

Candidates for a Ph.D. degree in other departments may obtain a minor in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) by taking a minimum of 12 credits in graduate courses related to Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain or Portugal.

LACIS Courses

As an interdisciplinary field, many courses offered at the University fall under LACIS. Explore them here!

Academic Advising

You may contact LACIS’ Associate Director, Alberto Vargas, or LACIS’ Faculty Director, Sara McKinnon, for any questions about the MA, MA-JD degree, or PhD Minor.


LACIS is pleased to offer the following languages for those who wish to study another language from our region of the world: Ecuadorian Quechua, Portuguese, Spanish, and Yucatec Maya.