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American Studies

Pepperdine University

30 months
1810 USD/credit 26064 USD/year
1810 USD/credit 26064 USD/year
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At American Studies from Pepperdine University courses are scheduled to accommodate a full-time employment while completing the degree.


American Studies from Pepperdine University provides students with an interdisciplinary study of U.S. culture including political science, history, literature, moral traditions, and elective courses. 

Graduates with American Studies from Pepperdine University will be able to:

  • Articulate and critique the history, themes, and major works of their field including issues related to ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity.
  • Define, practice, and analyze the appropriate research and creative methodologies in their discipline.
  • Produce and perform activities, presentations, projects, and portfolios that meet discipline-specific, academic, or professional standards.
  • Demonstrate graduate-level competencies in their field either through the successful completion of a thesis, project, or comprehensive exam.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Orientation to American Studies
  • Directed Readings in American Studies
  • Social History of the United States
  • Contemporary American Ideologies
  • American Moral Traditions
  • Materials, Techniques, and Skills in Music

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and Application Fee
  • Essays
  • Official Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Academic Writing Sample
  • Resume
  • All students whose native language is not English must submit scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). 
  • Preference is given to students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Tuition Fee

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    26064 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 1810 USD per credit during 30 months.
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    26064 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1810 USD per credit during 30 months.

Living costs for Malibu Beach

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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