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Many students who want to continue their academic studies beyond a bachelor’s degree choose to pursue a master’s degree. This advanced-level degree offers specialized study in a given field of interest and is a requirement for further types of focused study such as doctoral programs. What is an MA in American Studies? Simply put, the program provides students specialized study of the c… Read more

Many students who want to continue their academic studies beyond a bachelor’s degree choose to pursue a master’s degree. This advanced-level degree offers specialized study in a given field of interest and is a requirement for further types of focused study such as doctoral programs.

What is an MA in American Studies? Simply put, the program provides students specialized study of the culture and heritage of America. To this end, students tend to study American society through a variety of different disciplines including sociological, socio-economic, political and literary, to name a few. Additionally, many courses of study offer their own unique focus or approach to American studies, such as providing training in implementing public humanities and educational programs or the dynamics of cultural change. Some programs have students choose a research topic of interest their final year, such as African American studies or Native American influences.

There are numerous benefits of earning an MA in American Studies. Most students point to the well-rounded, intellectual education that the degree provides. Many programs offer students internship opportunities their final semester of study, which provides both practical experience and invaluable contacts.

The costs of earning an MA in American Studies vary by school and by the location of the school. For a more exact accounting of course and registration fees, contact the admission office of the school directly.

Graduates with an MA in American Studies find jobs in a variety of sectors including the media, advertising, marketing and political administrations. Popular career choices among graduates include journalism, publishing, broadcasting, teaching and librarianship. Some graduates use the degree as a springboard to a doctoral program in American studies or other disciplines.

There are many opportunities to earn an MA in American Studies in the United States and around the world. Programs at foreign institutions tend to offer a unique perspective on the field. Many schools also offer online programs for the degree. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in American Studies offers a truly interdisciplinary approach to the Americas, where you can prepare for your career with a wide range of transferable skills. It is ent ... +

The MA in American Studies offers a truly interdisciplinary approach to the Americas, where you can prepare for your career with a wide range of transferable skills. It is entirely taught in English by experienced and highly trained international faculty, and you still have the opportunity to study abroad or do an internship in the United States. It consistently ranks highly in national quality assurance assessments. You are going to study in a supportive, challenging, and international learning environment, in a student city that is energetic, safe and affordable. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
01 Sep 2021
01 May 2021
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

The master's programme in North American Studies at Leiden University takes an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to the study of the United States.

The master's programme in North American Studies at Leiden University takes an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to the study of the United States. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary

The robust presence of the United States throughout the world, well observable in the contexts of politics, economy, and culture, calls for a body of experts who – aside from ... +

The robust presence of the United States throughout the world, well observable in the contexts of politics, economy, and culture, calls for a body of experts who – aside from having excellent English language skills – have a specialised knowledge in the history, politics, society, culture, language, and literature of the United States. With this aim in mind, the American Studies MA program seeks to impart its graduates with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills that can be fruitfully utilized in both private and public sector establishments interested in the communication and/or representation of American values and interests. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
06 Sep 2021
30 Jun 2021
Campus
 

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University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark

American Studies is a two year MA program that focuses on the world's leading superpower. It looks at culture, politics, economics, literature, and society in a country of mor ... +

American Studies is a two year MA program that focuses on the world's leading superpower. It looks at culture, politics, economics, literature, and society in a country of more than 300 million inhabitants in fifty distinct states. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU)
Mainz, Germany

The two-year American Studies Master Program in Mainz is closely linked to the internationally renowned research done by the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies ... +

The two-year American Studies Master Program in Mainz is closely linked to the internationally renowned research done by the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies and designed to emphasize research-oriented perspectives on American literature, culture, history, and their theories. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, USA

The Master of Arts in History of Ideas degree program is designed both for individuals wishing to enhance their knowledge of the history of thought and culture and the skills ... +

The Master of Arts in History of Ideas degree program is designed both for individuals wishing to enhance their knowledge of the history of thought and culture and the skills for studying it and for those intending to pursue a doctorate in a related field. Students concentrate on the study of philosophy and intellectual and cultural history, with a focus on modern Europe and America. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
May 2021
Campus
 
University of Turin
Turin, Italy

The 2-year MA programme (Laurea Magistrale) in English and American Studies at the University of Torino is a graduate programme in the humanities focusing on English and North ... +

The 2-year MA programme (Laurea Magistrale) in English and American Studies at the University of Torino is a graduate programme in the humanities focusing on English and North American language/linguistics, literature and cultures, analysed in an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Youngstown State University (YSU)
Youngstown, USA

The Master of Arts in American studies program is designed to provide students with training in the content, theory, and methods for studying the history and culture of the Un ... +

The Master of Arts in American studies program is designed to provide students with training in the content, theory, and methods for studying the history and culture of the United States and is designed to provide both training and experience in developing and implementing -
MA
Full-time
Campus
 
University of South Florida St. Petersburg - College of Arts & Sciences
Saint Petersburg, USA

The Florida Studies track of the Master of Liberal Arts Program allows students to sample a broad array of interdisciplinary classes. Students take Florida-based classes in th ... +

The Florida Studies track of the Master of Liberal Arts Program allows students to sample a broad array of interdisciplinary classes. Students take Florida-based classes in the fields of History, English, Geography, Political Science, Journalism and Media Studies, and Anthropology. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
International Black Sea University
Tbilisi, Georgia

American Studies Master program has been specially designed for those interested in developing a career as an American Expert. It aims to provide multidisciplinary and interdi ... +

American Studies Master program has been specially designed for those interested in developing a career as an American Expert. It aims to provide multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary courses, adopting modern approaches of many American universities. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Keele University
Keele, United Kingdom

The USA is wrestling with its changed status in a multi-polar world, but it remains a vital force in international politics and a source of fascination to outside observers. D ... +

The USA is wrestling with its changed status in a multi-polar world, but it remains a vital force in international politics and a source of fascination to outside observers. Domestically, its politics are driven by competition between its parties and contentious debates across a whole range of policy areas. As the players in Washington DC and the statehouses struggle for power and the media reflect an increasingly coarse and strident form of politics, the American public has become more frustrated. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Seaver College / Pepperdine University
Malibu, USA

The Master of Arts in American Studies provides students with an interdisciplinary study of U.S. culture including political science, history, literature, moral traditions, an ... +

The Master of Arts in American Studies provides students with an interdisciplinary study of U.S. culture including political science, history, literature, moral traditions, and elective courses. Courses are scheduled to accommodate a full-time employment while completing the degree. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
 
Trinity College
Hartford, USA

Trinity’s longstanding Master’s program in American Studies provides an advanced interdisciplinary understanding of the field and its research methods. Built on its distinguis ... +

Trinity’s longstanding Master’s program in American Studies provides an advanced interdisciplinary understanding of the field and its research methods. Built on its distinguished faculty's interests, the program engages students in hands-on archival, spatial, public humanities, and transnational approaches. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
International Black Sea University
Tbilisi, Georgia

The mission of the program is to enable students both to see and to assess the forces underlying continuity and change in American foreign policy. Courses included in the prog ... +

The mission of the program is to enable students both to see and to assess the forces underlying continuity and change in American foreign policy. Courses included in the program will provide conceptual, theoretical, and historical components appropriate for students to do theoretical research in American Foreign Affairs. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 

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