24 months
1220 USD/credit 18300 USD/year
1220 USD/credit 18300 USD/year
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American Studies from Saint Louis University gives students a solid grounding in the origins, development, practices and theoretical framework of the field, as well as aiding them in the pursuit of independent research and academic writing. 


About American Studies from Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University's award-winning American studies faculty are trained specifically in the discipline. Most have earned their Ph.D.s in American studies; all have worked extensively in the field as scholars and teachers. Our time and effort as teaching faculty are focused on American studies students. At the same time, we enjoy productive and cordial relations with our colleagues in other departments who teach and conduct research in related fields, and students may take carefully selected courses in those departments, as students in other departments do in American studies.

SLU's faculty is especially strong in several areas, including transnational American studies; cultural studies and visual culture; African American literature, history and culture; U.S. intellectual history; urban cultural studies; race, ethnicity and gender theories and studies; and twentieth-century U.S. society and culture.


SLU's M.A. in American studies is a stand-alone degree for work in arts and cultural institutions, libraries, museums, historical societies, public humanities, nonprofit agencies and other venues. Some students may also pursue the M.A. in American studies as a prelude to further degrees, such as a professional M.A. or doctorate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives in American Studies
  • African American Politics, Culture & Identity
  • Frontiers & Borderlands: Contact & Conquest in the American Imagination
  • Metropolitan America
  • Practice of American Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

SLU will continue accepting applications while space is available.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete an online application.
  • If you are applying to enter SLU as a first-time, freshman student, we’ll also ask you to complete an essay. 
  • There is no application fee to apply for undergraduate admission to SLU. 
  • Send transcripts of all secondary work.
  • Submit proof of your English language proficiency.
  • These are scores from any standardized test you may have taken to prepare for college- TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, SAT, ACT or Duolingo score. All of our international applicants are required to demonstrate their English proficiency, and these tests can help us make that determination.
  • If you do not meet SLU’s direct entry requirements, we encourage you to apply to the Pathway or English Language programs offered by INTO Saint Louis University.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1220 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    18300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1220 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Saint Louis

1015 - 1530 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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