The Center for Latin American Studies grants the master's degree after one year of study. The curriculum provides students with thorough knowledge of the cultures, history, politics, and languages of the region. The program attracts students who benefit from interdisciplinary training in a highly individualized and flexible program. Students are provided with opportunity to develop and enhance skills and knowledge appropriate for careers related to Latin America or as preparation for further graduate work or professional training. Graduates of the program enter, or return to, careers for which the master's degree is increasingly an entry-level requirement, including secondary and higher education, government, business, and various cultural organizations and nonprofit agencies. Others enter doctoral and professional degree programs with support and advice from Latin American Studies staff and faculty. Students may be admitted to the program in either the Division of the Humanities or the Social Sciences Division and will receive the degree from the division through which they have registered.