American Studies

American Studies

The department offers three distinct undergraduate and graduate degrees in American Studies. All are marked by the continuing interest of our faculty and students in public humanities and public policy, digital scholarship, the study of race and ethnicity, popular culture, and new avenues in transnational research, exploring the role of the United States in the world and the importance of the world in the United States.

American Studies is an interdisciplinary concentration that is innovative and creative, offering new answers to complex questions about American society, cultures, and experiences.
Learn about the M.A. and Ph.D. program options in American Studies.

Graduate-level Options

The American Studies M.A. program is cohort-centered and community-based.
The primary goal of the Ph.D. program in American Studies is to train students to become knowledgeable, engaged, and productive scholars and public humanists.