The Ph.D. program in American Studies is aimed at students interested in careers in college and university teaching, though it also provides excellent training for jobs in cultural or non-profit institutions that require a doctorate.
The Ph.D. program includes:
- Coursework including two required courses
- Preliminary Examinations in three fields
- Teaching as a Teaching Assistant and Teaching Fellow
- Dissertation Proposal
Most of our Ph.D. students include faculty from outside the department on their preliminary exam committees and on their dissertation committees.