The M.A. Program in American Studies offers the unique opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research in a vibrant community of undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. Its situation in the Center recognizes the fundamental importance of race and ethnicity as organizing categories in American life.

Students design their own curriculum with the help of the program director. At the end of their matriculation, students write a thesis under the advisement of faculty from across the university.

The M.A. provides an introduction to graduate work in American Studies and its related fields. It also works as professional development for secondary educators, public historians, or culture workers from a variety of backgrounds.

The program offers opportunities to think about New York City as frame for American Studies. We regularly hold events in partnership with local cultural institutions to augment student research.

Feel free to explore the specifics of the program through the links to the right. If you have any questions, please contact the Program Director:
Dr. Matt Sandler
Phone 212-854-3248


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Distribution Requirements

Admissions and Financial Aid

Thesis Process

The Hamilton Review