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Master of Arts in American Studies

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M.A. Degree Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 30 hours of course work, including 18 hours of required courses. Students in the nonthesis option take an additional 12 hours of course work that constitute a specialized interest area (e.g., race and ethnicity, gender, popular culture) and must pass a written examination. Students choosing the thesis option complete an additional 6 hours of course work, at least 6 hours of thesis research, and an oral examination on the thesis research.

Handbook for Graduate Students

The department has prepared a handbook that summarizes procedures that a graduate student follows in working toward any one of the three graduate degrees. It contains a summary of regulations and departmental procedures and the rationale behind these regulations. The handbook is available online.

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