Masters Program

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MALS at a Glance: 

  • 30 Credits
  • 4 required MALS courses
  • Electives chosen from all
    GC course offerings
  • Thesis required
  • Renowned GC Faculty
  • Full- or part-time study

Course Requirements:

Two required courses

  • MALS 70000, Introduction to Liberal Studies (3 credits)
  • MALS 79000 Thesis Research (3 credits)

One survey course

  • Transnational Latin American and Caribbean Communities in the U.S.

One history course

  • Precolonial/Colonial Latin American and Caribbean History
  • National Period Latin American and Caribbean History

One course in language and literature

  • Spanish American Literature of the Conquest
  • Spanish American Colonial Literature
  • Spanish American Novel Since 1960
  • Modern Spanish American Essay

Five courses (15 credits) on Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latino Studies to be selected from those offered at the The Graduate Center by Ph.D. programs in Anthropology, Art History, Comparative Literature, Economics, Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, History, Linguistics, Music, Political Science, Sociology, and Theatre.

Language Proficiency:

Spanish or Portuguese, or (only in special cases) French or Dutch

MALS Thesis:

Supervised by a faculty adviser

Regarding details about the specialization, please contact:

Professor Laird W. Bergad
Coordinator, Specialization in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies in the M.A. Liberal Studies Program
Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 5419
New York, NY 10016-2309
Tel: 212-817-8438