Master of Sciences in Mexican American Studies
The MAS graduate curriculum is a dynamic course of study that has been developed to advance the understanding of the large Mexican American and Latino populations of 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 Application Deadline is January 15th (for domestic and international applicants); Fall admission only; Incomplete files will not be reviewed.
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 Official Transcript from each college you have attended.
Official GRE Scores, scores may be electronically submitted directly to the University of Arizona Graduate College using institutional code 4832. No subject code is necessary.
The department application is available through the Graduate College Application: http://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/apply-now
You will be asked to upload some items listed above to the online application.
All other materials should be mailed to:
Indira Arce, Program Coordinator
Department of Mexican American Studies
Cesar E. Chavez Building, #23; 208A
P.O. Box 210023
Tucson, AZ. 85721-0023
List of Courses Offered
MAS Graduate Core Courses
The concenttation in Latina/o Health and Wellness prepares students to conduct culturally competent health researchm and to develop health programs targeting Latinos.
MAS 508 The Mexican American: Cultural Perspectives (3) Fall
MAS 509 Mexican Immigration (3) Spring
MAS 525 Latino Health Disparities (3) F
MAS 560 Chicano Historical Thought (3) F
MAS 580a Advanced Research Methods on Latinos (3) S
MAS 587 Chicana Gender Perspectives (3) S
Additional Requirements for Course of Study Options
Thesis Option: MAS 910 Thesis (3-3) (Fall, Spring, & Summer)
Examination Option: 6 elective units (see strand options below)
Latina/o Health and Wellness Strand
MAS 530 Latina/o Adolescence
MAS 535 Mexican Traditional Medicine: An Overview of Indigenous Curing Cultures (3)
ANTH 536a Medical Anthropology (3)
ANTH 536b Ethnomedicine (3)
ANTH 571a Applied Medical Anthropology in Western Contexts (3)
ANTH 571b Applied Medical Anthropology in Western Contexts (3)
CPH 520 Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (3)
CPH 531 Contemporary Health Issues and Research (3)
CPH 535 Multicultural Health Beliefs (3)
CPH 570 Issues and Trends in Pubic Health (3)
CPH 573a Basic Principles of Epidemiology (3)
CPH 576a Biostatics in Public Health (3)
CPH 577 Social/Behavioral Aspects of Public Health (3)
CPH 580 Community-Based Research Methods (3)
CPH 581 Introduction to Community Health (3)
CPH 615a Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention (3)
CPH 670 Chronic Disease Epidemiology (3)
PSY 507a Statistical Methods in Psychological Research (3)
PSY 564 Methods in Psychosocial Research (3)
PSY 584 Advanced Health Psychology (3)
PSY 597a Statistical Modeling for Psychological Research (3)
PSY 597d Program Evaluation (3)
SOC 516 Health, Ethics, and Public Policy (3)
Historical and Cultural Studies Strand
MAS 585 Mexicana/Chicana Women’s History (3)
MAS 595g Public History in Mexican American Communities (3)
ANTH 583 Sociolinguistics (3)
ANTH 604 Power and Violence in Central America and Mexico (3)
ANTH 605 Qualitative Research Methods & Proposal Writing (3)
ANTH 613 Culture and Power (3)
HIST 546 History of Arizona and the Southwest (3)
HIST 552 American Ethnic History (3)
HIST 567 Contemporary Latin America (3)
HIST 695a Advanced Studies in U.S. History (3)
HIST 695b Advanced Studies in Latin American History (3)
HIST 696c Twentieth Century U.S. History (3)
HIST 696j Latin America: Modern Period (3)
POL 529 The U.S.-Mexican Borderlands in Comparative Perspective (3)
SPAN 574 Language in the Mexican American Experience (3)
GWS 503 Latina Feminisms in the Americas (3)
GWS 515 Chicana/o Literary & Historical Recovery Projects (3)
Critical Education and Migration Studies Strand
MAS 565 Critical Race Theories for Policy and Practice (3)
MAS 570 The Feminization of Migration: Global Perspectives
MAS 575a Education of Latina/os (3)
LRC 504 Language and Culture in Education (3)
LRC 510 Foundation of Language Minority Education (3)
LRC 512 Educating Culturally Diverse Students in a Pluralistic Society (3)
LRC 514 Reading and Writing in Bilingual and Second Language Settings (3)
LRC 516 Structured English Foundations (3)
LRC 528 Curriculum and Instruction in Bilingual and Second Language Settings (3)
LRC 595E Anthropology and Education (3)
LRC 678 Contemporary American Indian Education and Research (3)
TTE 503 Teacher Leadership and School Change (3)
TTE 537 Equity in Schools and Society (3)
TTE 545 Curriculum Theory and Policy (3)
TTE 550 School Reform in America (3)
Thirty Three (33) units of credit are required for the degree.