M.A. On Campus

American Studies

George Washington University

24 months
1825 USD/credit 54750 USD/year
1825 USD/credit 54750 USD/year
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Housed in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, American Studies at George Washington University is one of the nation's most rigorous and innovative programs.

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Key facts

George Washington University students in the master’s program can pursue a general degree in American Studies or can select from two concentrations: museums and material culture or historic preservation. The general M.A. is a strong cultural studies degree that prepares students for advanced work.

Program Overview

With a core of 15 full-time and 20 affiliated faculty members, the program emphasizes interdisciplinary cultural analysis with approaches from anthropology, architectural history, art history, English, folklife, geography, media studies, history, performance studies and political theory. The department’s particular strengths are in cultural history and cultural studies, art and culture, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, transnational American studies, urban studies of space and place, political and public cultures and religion. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Memory and Urban Space
  • Democracy and Violence
  • US Cultural History
  • US in the World: Cultures and Politics
  • Borders and Boundaries
  • Historic Preservation: Principles and Methods

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  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree:
  • Current Résumé
  • Two Letter of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
    • Official Transcripts
    • Completed Application Form

Tuition Fee

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    54750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1825 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    54750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1825 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
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