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The University of Arizona — College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Degrees Awarded:
Anthropology (MA), Geography (MA), Information Resources & Library Sciences (MA), Latin American Studies (MA), Public Administration & Policy (MPA)
Admissions Deadlines:
December 15 - Anthropology
January 15 - Geography
February 1 - Latin American Studies
September 1 (Spring); February 1 (Summer)- Information Resources & LibrarySciences. No Fall Admissions
April 1 (Fall) - Public Administration & Policy
Program Start:
August, January for some departments.
Program Founded:
April, 2001


Up to $20,000 in tuition support, need-based scholarships, work study options, AmeriCorps opportunities, and paid internships at government and nonprofit organizations in southern Arizona and Mexico border area. Fellows participate in professional development and community service opportunities.


The School of Anthropology offers opportunities for study in archaeology, biological, linguistic, and sociocultural anthropology. The School supports graduate study in many interest areas within these subdisciplines with special strength in the applied aspects of these foci.

The School of Geography Masters program offers concentrations in critical human geography, physical geography, and regional development.

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) was named a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center and received a Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Grant (2010-2014). CLAS hosts an outstanding faculty with particular expertise regionally in Mexico, Brazil and Central America. Thematic strengths include Environmental Studies, Border Studies, Power & Inequality, and History & Culture. The Center offers a Masters Degree, with dual degree programs in Journalism, Law, Public Health and Public Administration.

The Master's in Information Resources and Library Science prepares a student for professional opportunities in a wide variety of environments including libraries, archives, publishing, the corporate sector, and Internet and other technology companies. The curriculum reflects the diversity of library and information environments in which students will eventually work, the populations they serve, and the disciplines of library and information science augmented by an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge and information.

The Master's in Public Administration is designed to combine spheres of knowledge and skills in preparing men and women for challenging and rewarding careers in the changing public and nonprofit arenas. The program develops management expertise in the public and nonprofit sectors within the public policy and decision-making framework for proponents of the public interest. A dual degree is available with Latin American Studies. Classes are offered at night.


Apply online to the academic program, as well as to the Fellows program. Applicants must be admitted by The University of Arizona Graduate College and selected for admission to the Fellows program. Fellows carry out a 450 hour internship each year, and participate in community service projects and professional development opportunities. Renewal of funding depends on academic progress and meeting service obligations.

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Georgia Ehlers

Graduate College
P.O. Box 210066
Tucson, Arizona 85721
(520) 621-9103
(520) 621-4101

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