Undergraduate Specialization in Chicano/Latino Studies

The Chicano/Latino Studies Program at Michigan State University offers a specialization to undergraduate students which complements most majors. Students in the social sciences and humanities may find this specialization especially attractive. The Program also houses the Chicano/Latino Studies Scholars Program, a mentoring program for CLS specialization students.

Students interested in the specialization should contact the Director, Professor Sheila Contreras, at cls@msu.edu.

Students already enrolled in the Chicano/Latino Studies specialization should meet with the advisor once each semester to ensure they are making progress toward completion of the specialization once a semester.  To make an advising appointment, please email the undergraduate advisor, Esmeralda Perez de Lopez, at perezesm@msu.edu

PhD in Chicano/Latino Studies

The Ph.D. program in Chicano/Latino Studies prepares scholars, researchers, and teachers in the social sciences and humanities to develop expertise in the historical and contemporary experiences of Chicanos and Latinos in their social, cultural, political, and economic contexts.

The program emphasizes global, trans-disciplinary, comparative, and applied approaches to knowledge which enhance collaborative scholarly efforts within the university, peer educational institutions, and the broader community. It addresses Chicano and Latino experiences in home communities in the United States, and international dimensions and diaspora experiences involving communities in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean.