Undergraduates currently enrolled at UT who wish to declare a Mexican American Studies major must first meet with a Mexican American Studies advisor to discuss the degree program and requirements. There is no formal application process. For more information, visit the student affairs page on how to declare a major.
Prospective University of Texas at Austin students should visit to learn about the application process and how to declare a major.
Students taking MAS courses learn the cultural and public policy aspects of Mexican American Studies and the inter-discipline areas. Most students are interested in building their professional opportunities through this area of study and the growing Latino population trends in the United States.
The overall degree program is designed to enhance how students understand Mexican American cultural practices, historical development, and socio-economic conditions.