The American Studies graduate program is an interdisciplinary program offering a PhD, two Master’s tracks (General and Public Humanities), and an undergraduate minor. Our award-winning faculty, drawn from departments across the humanities and social sciences, are actively engaged in research, writing, and community-based public projects. For graduate students, American Studies offers rigorous training that can prepare students for academic or alt-ac positions or jobs in public history, public humanities or with cultural or community institutions.
Interdisciplinary Areas of Focus
Race, Ethnicity, & Modern Society – Urban Cultures – Cultural History and Artistic Production – The United States Within a Global Context – The Operations of Social Institutions – Women’s and Gender Studies –
Kyle Riismandel, Ph.D. Graduate Program Director
175 University Ave
Conklin Hall, Room 220A
Website: American Studies
Degree Offered: M.A., Ph.D.
Part Time Study Available: Yes.
Degree Credit Requirements
M.S.: 30 credits
Ph.D..: 60 credits
-Elementary school teacher
-Press and Media
-Freelance research assistant
-Government, staff assistant
-Investment banking analyst
Application Requirements and Deadlines
All transcripts – GRE [within up to 5 years] – TOEFL – 3 Letters of Recommendation – Personal Statement (1,500 words of personal goals describing how they might be advanced by study in American Studies) – Personal Bio – 6,000 word writing sample.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis until July 1st
GRE not required for M.A.