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American Studies, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) , NY,
We encourage and welcome applications from diverse people who, whether traditional or non-traditional, are committed to excellence and rigor in their scholarship.  In the past decade our graduate program has attracted talented students from all over the world.

About

Our M.A. program offers students a solid grounding in the professional study of the history and culture of the Americas. Because our program serves a varied audience – from documentary producers to social workers to predoctoral students – we offer a broad-based curriculum that includes many opportunities to pursue specific research interests.  Most of our M.A. students complete the degree within two years.Our M.A. students come from richly varied academic backgrounds. Most have earned undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in the humanities, arts, or social sciences, with majors in fields such as African American studies, American studies, Anthropology, Art, Economics, English, History, Media studies, Music, Political science, Religious studies, Romance languages, Sociology, Visual studies, and Women’s studies. Whatever their educationalbackgrounds, successful applicants must demonstrate evidence of scholarly interest in the history and culture of the Americas.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Native American Thought
  • Topics in Cultural History
  • Native American Study Colloquium
  • The Politics of Memory: Violence and Human Rights in Latin America
  • Fieldwork in the Americas
  • Primary Sources: Archives & Archival Research in Theory and Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

International applicants must meet the same academic criteria as U.S. applicants:

  • Bachelor degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited/government recognized college or university. Most such degrees will be four or more years in length; UB recognizes some three-year degrees, but not all.
  • B average or higher from your Bachelor degree (or equivalent) courses. Grade point averages from non-US universities will be evaluated by the University at Buffalo Office of International Admissions.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22210 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    22210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22210 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    10870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10870 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Buffalo

  • 920 - 1560 USD/month
    Living Costs

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