Mexican American Studies is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the racialization, experiences, issues and cultural productions of Chicanas and Chicanos. Chicana and Chicano Studyists examine social realities faced, experienced, and created by Mexican Americans from diverse perspectives. The Department of Mexican American Studies offers a Master's Degree with three areas of emphasis: Education, Policy and Comparative Ethnic Studies. Students considering this program are encouraged to contact the Graduate Advisor to discuss requirements, options, and opportunities.
The Mexican American Studies major is an interdisciplinary program of study that can work well as a double major or as a stand alone major with a related minor. The degree offers student's the flexibility to immerse themselves in a general overview of the discipline or to focus their studies on one of three areas of emphasis; cultural and creative expression, institutions and community engagement, or transnationalism and global relations.
The minor in Mexican American studies is a unique interdisciplinary program of study that supplements any undergraduate major by providing a well-rounded introduction to the Chicana/o-Latina/o community, including its history, culture and social, political and economic context. The coursework supports major programs in economics, business, politics, culture, education, personnel management, marketing, psychology/counseling, community development, public administration and fine arts.
Undergraduate students may combine a minor in Mexican American Studies with any major to enhance their educational experience. You may want to meet with our undergraduate advisor about your options and ideas to determine how a MAS minor will fit into your program of study.
- Discover MAS-pdf format of our brochure. It provides a brief description about Mexican American Studies our courses and faculty; as well as information about the minor.