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American Studies

College of William & Mary

12 months
34978 USD/year
34978 USD/year
16618 USD/year
Tuition fee
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College of William & Mary's graduate program in American Studies offers a flexible, rigorous program in interdisciplinary scholarship on the United States and the Americas. 


By fostering a diverse and dynamic community that reaches across disciplinary boundaries into a range of departments, the program encourages students to develop intellectual resources that will sustain them in a wide variety of careers and avocations.

Graduate students in the American Studies at the College of William & Mary work closely with their advisors to develop a program of courses and independent work that best reflects their interests, and best prepares them for original research and critical engagement with their fields. This individualized, both coherent and flexible, draws on the specialties of the program's core faculty and on the broad resources of the College as a whole.


  • From African America to Southern Culture, our graduate students investigate topics as diverse as the American landscape.  
  • Many have to opportunity to present their research at professional meetings and conferences, others publish articles in books and academic journals.  
  • To get a sense of the breadth of research, browse our list of theses and dissertations.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Topics in American Studies
  • American Studies: Profession and Practice
  • Directed Research
  • Directed Thesis Master's Research
  • Pedagogy
  • Seminar in American Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A non-refundable processing fee of $50 is required for application for admission to a graduate program in Arts & Sciences.
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • You are required to provide official transcripts or marks statements and degree certificates from all institutions of higher education that you have attended. 
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34978 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34978 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    34978 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34978 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16618 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16618 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Williamsburg

1306 - 2134 USD /month
Living costs

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


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