City University Of New York, The Graduate Center

The Graduate Center

Latin America, Caribbean, and Latino Studies


365 Fifth Avenue

New York City, NY 10016

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Course Requirements: One required core course MALS 70000, Introduction to Liberal Studies (3 credits) One survey course Transnational Latin American and Caribbean Communities in the U.S. One history course Precolonial/Colonial Latin American and Caribbean History National Period Latin American and Caribbean History One course in language and literature Spanish American Literature of the Conquest Spanish American Colonial Literature Spanish American Novel Since 1960 Modern Spanish American Essay Five courses (15 credits) on Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latino Studies to be selected from those offered at the The Graduate Center by Ph.D. programs in Anthropology, Art History, Comparative Literature, Economics, Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, History, Linguistics, Music, Political Science, Sociology, and Theatre. Language Proficiency: Spanish or Portuguese, or (only in special cases) French or Dutch MALS Thesis: Supervised by a faculty adviser To learn more about the specialization in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies in the M.A. Program in Liberal Studies, visit our website.


All of CUNY’s campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. All of CUNY’s degree programs are registered with the New York State Department of Education.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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