|Welcome to the Latin American Studies Program at Ohio University!|
Our LAS Master’s Program is interdisciplinary and designed to promote a greater understanding of Latin America. Our rigorous academic program encourages original research, language acquisition, and internships in the U.S. & in Latin America. Students can combine a Latin American area studies concentration with a “skills minor.” The skills minor enhances our degree, because it allows students to concentrate on a particular theme or discipline such as International Development, Environmental Studies, International Economics, Women’s Studies, or another field.
Nearly twenty-five professors from ten disciplines are dedicated Latin American scholars. The field work they conduct in Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Honduras, and elsewhere has produced an impressive list of publications and creates a challenging intellectual atmosphere.
This website houses many resources for students including library resource links, internship information, study abroad information, and our graduate certificate curriculum. Also, look at our multimedia resources for educational videos from the Tropical Disease Institute and radio broadcasts from Latin America online.
During the academic year, an average of 20 to 25 students are enrolled full-time. Within the student population, about half are U.S. citizens, some of whom are Return Peace Corps Volunteers. Many of the other students are from Latin America, some of whom have arrived at Ohio University as Fulbright Scholars.
The program also offers students an opportunity during the summer to assist in the ongoing research towards the fight against chagas and help implement strategies to improve the life quality of Ecuadorians in disease endemic areas through the Tropical Disease Institute. Check out recent events involving the Latin American Studies program.
Our program has a proven record of success. Alumni have pursued careers in teaching and consulting as well as working for governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations. Moreover, graduates from our program have held key positions in corporations in the U.S. and abroad. Many have chosen to work for private organizations in relation to human rights and development.
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