The Mexican American Studies (MAS) Department works collaboratively with key community agencies to promote the leadership and empowerment of Mexican Americans within the state and the nation. An important goal of MAS is to produce and disseminate knowledge about issues of concern to Mexican American populations in Arizona to a broad audience, including elected officials, educators, students, policy makers and other researchers. MAS contributes to national conversations about race, ethnicity, and immigration.
The Department offers an undergraduate course of study in which students can major or minor. The general goal of the undergraduate curriculum is to provide a fundamental social science study in contemporary Mexican American issues, and to train students in the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
The Department of Mexican American Studies offers programs of study for Masters of Science and Ph.D. degrees:
- Ph.D. in Mexican American Studies
- Ph.D. Minor in Mexican American Studies
- MS in Mexican American Studies
- MS in Mexican American Studies and Public Health