Despite impressive democratization and economic growth within much of Latin America and the Caribbean in recent decades, serious problems such as poverty, inequality, ethnic cleavage, crime, political violence, and illicit drug flows persist; while new issues, including those linked to climate change, resource competition, and natural disasters have emerged. The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (LAHS) is an interdisciplinary program that helps students develop innovative approaches to the enduring problems and emerging challenges of the hemisphere. The program’s design and location facilitate employment at a broad spectrum of organizations based in Washington, DC, as well as elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere.
Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional accrediting agency
On the approved list of the American Association of University Women
The Elliott School of International Affairs is a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs
International Student Requirements:
TOEFL score no lower than 100; IELTS no lower than 7.0 with no individual ban score below 6.0
The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans and alternative loans to graduate students seeking to finance their graduate educations.