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Graduate Program


Frequently Asked Questions

Brazilian Studies can enhance your perspective on the world, as well as better prepare you for a career in a variety of fields.

As with undergraduate studies, no formal graduate program exsists under the Brazilian Studies umbrella. Graduate students that wish to focus their studies on Brazil are encouraged to look examine the various programs throughout the IU campus that have Brazilian specialists (see Faculty page for list of Brazilian specialists). Particularly strong degree granting programs are the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies' MA program, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese's degree programs, and the Department African-American and African Diaspora Studies' degree programs. Other departments on the IU campus also have specialists on Brazil and students may focus their PhD minor on Brazil through CLACS. Students wishing to inlcude a focus on Brazil and Brazilian issues in their graduate studies are encouraged to contact the Brazilian Studies Program early in their academic career in order to avail themselves of all the academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them. In addition to the courses offered on the Bloomington campus, there are also several overseas programs that are detailed in the Study Abroad section. The Brazilian Studies Program is designed to offer integrated study opportunities to students planning careers in teaching, research, journalism, government, and business.

For more information or to make an appointment for a counseling session:

Matthew J. Van Hoose, Academic Advisor, Associate Director
Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office Hours: By appointment.
Email: mjvanhoo@indiana.edu
Phone: (812) 855-9097