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Master of Science in Mexican American Studies


What will I learn?

The Master of Science in Mexican American Studies is designed to be an applied degree. Students choose a particular area of concentration within one of the following: Latina/o Health and Wellness, Historical and Cultural Studies, and Critical Education and Migration Studies. All students take several core courses designed to provide the breadth of knowledge necessary for the understanding of key issues within the discipline.

Degree Requirements

Minimum credits: 33

Core coursework:

MAS 508 The Mexican American: Cultural Perspectives
MAS 509 Mexican Immigration
MAS 525 Topics in Latino Health
MAS 560 Chicano Historical Thought
MAS 580a Advanced Research Methods on Latinos
MAS 587 Chicana Gender Perspectives

Which department am I in?

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Minimum credits: 33)

Tuition fees
$34,358.00 (28,34,818) per year
Start date

21 August 2023


The University of Arizona



85721, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International applicants who have already completed an undergraduate degree.

For international students

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 the our program.

Acceptable English Proficiency credentials:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score of 79 iBT (or 60 on the revised PBT with no section score lower than 15). Individual MyBest scores must also be dated within 2 years of the enrollment term to be considered valid.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - minimum composite score of 7, with no subject area below a 6
  • Pearson PTE Academic - minimum score of 60
  • Graduate English Language Endorsement from the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL)
  • CEPT Full Academic test - offered by our Center for English as a Second Language (CESL), minimum Total score of 110.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.