MA | Dual-Degree Programs


The Center for Latin American Studies offers two programs in collaboration with professional schools at the University of Chicago.


The Booth School of Business and the Center for Latin American Studies offer a joint degree: an MBA/Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. The program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies complements the MBA degree with study of the region’s social, economic, political, religious, and cultural development.  To apply, access the Booth School's online application and select the "MBA/Latin America and Caribbean Studies" program option. Applications to this joint program degree are only accepted in the Round 2 deadline.

For more information regarding this joint program, click here.


The Harris School of Public Policy and the Center for Latin American Studies offer the possibility of pursuing a dual degree. In this case, the student first completes all requirements for the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Master of Arts (9 courses plus thesis), and then matriculates into the Harris of Public Policy and completes requirements for a Master of Arts in Public Policy in a single year. The dual degree should be completed within two years. Individuals interested in the one-year program in public policy studies and other University of Chicago academic units should inquire about the formal arrangements at the time of application.

The MA in Public Policy is a one-year program designed for students who want to learn the fundamental skills of quantitative policy analysis as a complement to issues associated with their primary area of study. Students are encouraged to tailor this program to accommodate previous course work and career interests.

The curriculum consists of six of the seven core courses available to MPP candidates, Public Policy 30101 when appropriate, and three electives for a total of nine courses. Students who have sufficient background in the School’s core areas may petition the Office of the Dean of Students to enroll in higher-level policy core courses. Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in math by passing the math placement exam (algebra and calculus) prior to graduation. The exam is given twice a year.

For more information regarding the Harris School of Public Policy, click here.


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