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Irish and Irish-American Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #28 (BCR) New York City, NY, United States
The M.A. in Irish and Irish-American Studies program from New York University has been structured to offer students both a comprehensive grounding in the Irish studies field and the opportunity for in-depth course work and research in the new forms of inter- and transdisciplinary scholarship characteristic of the best recent work in the field. 


Courses are offered in history, literature, music, language, and cultural studies. The curriculum is structured in three tiers: core courses (8 credits), field specialization courses (8 credits), and electives (16 credits).

All students enrolled in the M.A. in Irish and Irish-American Studies program from New York University. are required to take two courses in their first year, the Irish Studies Seminar I, IRSH-GA 1001 (fall), and the Irish Studies Seminar II: An Teanga Bheo—The Irish Language, IRSH-GA 1002 (spring). The Irish Studies Seminar I is the core course of the M.A. It is designed to engage participants with the ideas and debates that animate all the component disciplines of Irish studies and to prepare students for the topics-oriented classes that form the bulk of the M.A. curriculum. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Irish Literature
  • Irish Language
  • Irish Studies
  • Irish History

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    32 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Standardized Test Information – GMAT or GRE (and TOEFL if required);
  • Transcripts & Degrees; 
  • Professional Information; 
  • Essays;
  • EQ endorsements must be submitted online;
  • International Student Supplement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11136 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    22272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11136 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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