The Master of Arts in American Studies is an interdisciplinary study of the American experience and culture. The program approaches American culture from many directions with a desire to view America as a whole rather than from the perspective of a single discipline. The program draws upon faculty expertise in a wide range of fields and programs, including:
- Cherokee and Indigenous Studies
- Criminal Justice
- Political Science
- Women’s and Gender Studies
The Master of Arts in American Studies consists of two (2) core courses in the scope and methods of American Studies. Students then work with a faculty committee to develop an individualized course of study in the following concentrations: American Cultural Studies, American History or American Politics.
Graduates of the program find careers in a variety of areas such as education (high-school and community college level), government or civil service, museums, law, communications and business.