PLEASE NOTE: The American Studies graduate program is currently on hiatus.
We will not be accepting new applications at this time.

Our American Studies Program offers you:

  • A highly interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Close collaborative interactions between faculty and students
  • A wide array of methodological opportunities, including critical analysis of film or literature, secondary data analysis, internet-based data collection, personal history methods, or content analyses of popular culture
  • Rigorous training in research, writing, and critical thinking – helping you to develop the skills essential for further graduate study or for work outside of academia

Further Program Details

The American Studies Program curriculum typically takes 2 years and includes:

  • 30 credit hours (10 courses)
  • A general theory and methods course
  • Optional but highly encouraged advanced methods courses in the humanities and social sciences
  • A flexible thesis requirement that includes traditional theses, scholarly papers, film and multi-media productions, archive development, and public exhibits

Students in American Studies can also complete graduate certification in specialized subfields such as Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Documentary Film.

Certificate Programs

Africana Studies
Documentary Film
Environmental Policy
  -Environmental Law and Policy
  -Urban Environmental Policy and Planning
  -Sustainable Development
  -Environmental Health
  -Environmental Justice
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Areas of Strength

Our faculty are internationally renowned scholars, media experts, and practitioners from a wide diversity of disciplines. Across disciplines we offer strengths in: