M.S. in Mexican American Studies



The Mexican American Studies M.S. curriculum is a dynamic course of study that has been developed to advance the understanding of the large Mexican American and Latino populations in the United States. Three strands of coursework are available: Latina/o Health and Wellness; Historical and Cultural Studies; and Critical Education & Migration Studies. The Master of Science in MAS is designed to be an applied degree; thirty-three units of credit are required for completion.

►The concentration in Latina/o Health and Wellness prepares students to conduct culturally competent health research, and to develop health programs targeting Latinos.
►The Historical and Cultural Studies strand offers a concentration dealing with contemporary scholarship, theory, and methodology in anthropology, history, and popular culture.
►The concentration in Critical Education and Migration Studies provides students with the qualitative and quantitative background necessary to both understand and implement policies aimed at Mexican Americans and the communities they live in.


The department application is available through the Graduate College Application:(GradApp). The priority deadline for Fall semester is January 15th (for domestic and international applicants). However, we also do rolling admissions for this program. Therefore, the final application dealine for Fall is April 15th and September 15th for Spring applicants.

TERM Priority Date Rolling Date
Fall Term January 15th April 15th 
Spring Term   September 15th 



Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in the last two years of undergraduate work (last 60 units) is the minimum requirement for admission to our program.
Statement of Intent: (single-spaced, two-to-three pages) This statement should include professional plans, statement of interest in the M.S. program, and background in Mexican American Studies
Writing Sample: A 10-20 page scholarly paper that demonstrates your mastery of the subject and a clear, cogent writing style.
Three Letters of Recommendation, preferably from former professors or professionals directly acquainted with your work and scholarship.
Curriculum Vitae/ Resume.
One Unofficial Transcript from each college you have attended.
GRE Scores: Optional. As of Fall 2021, we as a department have decided to waive the GRE scores as a requirement.

Application for the Master's Program is offered through the Graduate College Application:(GradApp). For any assistance or questions throughout the application process, contact the MAS Program Coordinator Lucia Echeverria Madera at 520-621-0039 or lemadera@arizona.edu.

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