• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Besides general courses in American life and thought, six areas of study are offered: Cultural Studies (including folklore and material culture); Southwest Studies; Environment, Science and Technology; Popular Culture; Gender Studies; Race, Class and Ethnicity. 

Students consult with department faculty to develop individual, inter-departmental programs of study in the humanities and social sciences that focus on these or other significant aspects of American society and thought.

The program is offered at the master’s and doctoral levels. The doctorate usually requires a Master of Arts degree in such majors as American Studies, Art History, History, English, Philosophy, Economics, Education, Political Science, Sociology or Anthropology. 

In making application, candidates are expected to submit a substantive letter of intent with a clear statement of their American Studies research interests and their goals in pursuing such investigations on a graduate level. Only candidates who show purpose and promise and whose research needs can be appropriately met will be admitted by a committee of the department faculty.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • American Culture Study Seminar
  • Theories & Methods of American Studies
  • Research Methods Practicum

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

Applicants to the master’s program in American Studies should hold a bachelor’s degree in American Studies or a related field such as Art History, History, English, Philosophy, Economics, Education, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Women Studies, or Ethnic Studies. 

In making their application, candidates are expected to submit a substantive letter of intent with a clear statement of their American Studies research interests and their goals in pursuing such investigations on a graduate level. 

Only candidates who show purpose and promise, and whose research needs can be appropriately met, are admitted by a committee of the department faculty.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24187 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24187 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8343 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8343 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • per 24 credit

Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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