Students select one of two tracks:
Public Practice Track
The public practice track provides students with specific training in strategies and skills for developing public programs. Coursework, a required internship, and the culminating independent project help student develop skills (e.g. museum studies, historic preservation, publication, grant writing, and program planning) useful for work in a variety of public sector institutions and non-profit agencies.
The teaching track is designed for middle school and secondary teachers. It will be of interest to any teacher who wants to develop interdisciplinary courses or teach about regional history and culture. It is also ideal for those who teach both language arts and social studies. The teaching track also serves the needs of students who plan to engage in teaching in variety of professional contexts, as well as those who wish to pursue a Ph.D. after completing the M.A. YSU’s American Studies faculty have been participants and leaders in several national research projects on teaching.
Thesis / Non-thesis
The thesis option is intended for students who expect to continue graduate study or teach in secondary schools or community colleges. The non-thesis (independent project) option leads to a terminal degree.
- Teaching Working - Class Studies
- Teaching of Writing
- Humanities in the Community
- Early American Studies
- Perspectives in Multicultural
- Intro to Applied History
- Practicum in Applied History
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Deadline passed, International
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies View 404 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United States
- A bachelor's degree from a college or university certified by a regional accrediting agency (e.g., North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Cumulative grade-point average in undergraduate work of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (some programs require higher GPAs).
- Satisfactory preparation for the graduate program in which the student wishes to enroll as specified by the department of the major.
- A test of written/spoken English, which the University reserves the right to request, of any entering graduate student whose primary language is not English.
International12114 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6057 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
National12114 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6057 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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