IRIS centers offer a host of interdisciplinary MA Programs, MA Certificates & PhD Minors in international and regional studies

The centers and programs that make up the Institute for Regional and International Studies offer a range of options for enrolled graduate students and those considering graduate programs to build and expand on their international training, expertise, and interests.

Our MA programs – in Latin America, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies (LACIS); Law & LACIS; Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies; and Southeast Asian Studies – provide interdisciplinary regional and international area studies and language training for emerging professionals and future global leaders in business, development, environment, journalism, law, public health, public policy, and various government and international organizations.

Our graduate certificates and PhD Minors allow graduate students to further develop and deepen international knowledge and regional expertise in conjunction with their graduate studies at UW-Madison.

More complete information is available in the graduate guide – – while center and IRIS staff are always happy to answer any questions.

To learn more or connect with any of the IRIS centers visit us at

masters programs available from IRIS centers

masters certificates and doctoral minors available from IRIS centers