Accelerated Master of Arts

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***The information on this page applies to students already admitted to and/or enrolled in the LACS program. While we are no longer admitting students through the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the program will be moving to Global & International Studies program as a concentration in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.***


The Accelerated M.A. program enables qualified KU students to earn both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies in 5 years. 12 hours of 500-level or above coursework in the major completed in Year 4 (senior year) are may count for both the B.A. and the M.A. The M.A is completed in Year 5. 

The M.A. may be pursued as a terminal degree or as preparation for doctoral studies at KU or elsewhere.