Master of Arts in American Studies

The Master of Arts Program in American Studies consists of 36 credit hours and foreign language requirement.

Language Requirement:The language requirement may be met by a proficiency test administered by the Department of Foreign Languages, coursework through Foreign Language 2002 at the undergraduate level with a grade of C or better, graduate level coursework indicating language proficiency, or an equivalent as approved the Director of American Studies. The foreign language requirement may be met either prior to or while enrolled in the MA Program in American Studies.

American Studies Concentrations (Optional)

The Transnational Concentration: This concentration consists of 6 elective credit hours in courses with a transnational emphasis, an advanced foreign language requirement, a study abroad requirement, and a transnational capstone requirement as follows:

The Place and Identity Studies Concentration: This concentration consists of 6 elective credit hours in courses with an emphasis on place and identity, a practicum or study abroad program with an emphasis on place and identity and a capstone requirement with an emphasis on place and identity as follows:

The Cultural Production Concentration: This concentration consists of 6 elective credit hours in courses with an emphasis on cultural production, a practicum or study abroad program emphasizing cultural production and a capstone requirement with emphasis on cultural production as follows:


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Program Advisement

Rebecca Hill - Graduate Director & Undergraduate Coordinator, American Studies Program