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American Studies Graduate Program

Career Paths

American Studies PhDs typically go on to college and university teaching positions in American Studies and related fields such as History, Literature, Gender Studies, and Ethnic Studies. Some of our graduates have used their studies to prepare themselves for occupations in federal, state and local government, law, medicine, journalism, business, and education.

Upcoming Events
Hall Center Humanities Lecture Series

A forum for interdisciplinary dialogue between renowned speakers, the university and the surrounding communities.
Schedule of Lectures


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
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