United States Ph.D. American Studies & Doctorate Programs
Ph.D. American Studies doctorate programs can be a great fit for students who are interested in finding out more about the diverse cultures of the United States and how they shape American life. African American studies doctorate programs make up a good percentage of this niche in higher education, although other cultures significant to American life are also studied in detail.
Students enrolled in American Studies doctorate programs generally take courses in the humanities, social sciences and the arts. These courses will give you the foundation to pursue a career in a specific area or culture of your choosing, be it African American studies doctorate programs or another interdisciplinary area under the American Studies umbrella.
Graduates of Ph.D. American studies programs can pursue teaching careers at college and universities, including in the history, English, women’s studies, communications and American Studies departments.
Choose from several American studies doctorate programs, including a Ph.D. Latin American and Caribbean Studies CLACS, a Ph.D. in African American Studies, or a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary American Studies.
Looking for an American studies school nearby or another State? Whether you want to find an American studies grad school near you or you want to even study abroad, GradSchools.com can help. Filter your search by location to search for accredited colleges around the globe that offer doctorate programs in American studies. Find the perfect graduate school with American studies today!
- Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia, PA
The mission of the Department of African American Studies is to provide an intellectual arena in which students learn to critically examine, analyze, and interpret the experiences, traditions, and dynamics of people of African descent. The Department's...
- Pullman, WAPullman, WA
Washington State University
The Department of English, including the undergraduate program in humanities, is the largest academic department in the university. The department excels in research and publication, graduate teaching, and curriculum development, and is philosophically...
- Pullman, WA
- Saint Louis, MOSaint Louis, MO
St. Louis University
The American Studies program at Saint Louis University offers a systematically interdisciplinary approach to the historical study of the cultures of the United States and their ongoing evolution. The American Studies Department is a free standing academ...
- Bryn Mawr, PABryn Mawr, PA
Bryn Mawr College
The Department of Greek, Latin and Classical Studies offers rigorous training in classical languages and classical studies.
- East Lansing, MIEast Lansing, MI
Michigan State University
Our program offers the opportunity to examine American culture in all its diversity from an interdisciplinary perspective. While the disciplines of history, literature, material culture, and museum studies have traditional appeal, we encourage our stude...
- Notre Dame, INNotre Dame, IN
University of Notre Dame
The Department of History offers programs in three major areas of study: medieval history, modern European history, and United States history.
- Ann Arbor, MIAnn Arbor, MI
University of Michigan
- Iowa City, IAIowa City, IA
University of Iowa
Both the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees are offered in American Studies at Iowa. Each possesses a distinctive rationale taken with equal seriousness by the faculty. Although there are exceptions, the Ph.D. program is designed mainly to prepare scholars for rese...
- Honolulu, HIHonolulu, HI
University of Hawaii At Manoa
- Buffalo, NYBuffalo, NY
University at Buffalo
The Department of American Studies at the University at Buffalo offers interdisciplinary M.A. and Ph.D. degrees based on rigorous, socially engaged scholarship. We take a hemispheric approach to the Americas, examining local cultures, nations, and regio...
- Albuquerque, NMAlbuquerque, NM
University of New Mexico
The University of New Mexico has been granting Latin American Studies graduate degrees since 1941. The program draws on UNM's cross-campus excellence in research, scholarship and teaching on Latin America, and is...
- Albuquerque, NM
- New York City, NYNew York City, NY
City University Of New York, The Graduate Center
MALS Track in American Studies - This specialization is a 30-credit program for students wishing to pursue an interest in American Studies. Since its inception in the 1940s, American Studies has been an interdisciplinary movement dedicated to critical e...
- Charlottesville, VACharlottesville, VA
University of Virginia
- Williamsburg, VAWilliamsburg, VA
College of William and Mary
The graduate program in American Studies is committed to wide-ranging, critical exploration of culture and society in the United States and the Americas. The program encourages students to address issues and devise methodologies that cut across conventi...
- Boston, MABoston, MA
Boston UniversityUpcoming Start Date: January 22, 2019
- Tucson, AZTucson, AZ
University of Arizona
The department offers the following graduate degrees: M.A. in Hispanic literature, M.A. in Hispanic linguistics, and Ph.D. in Hispanic literature.
- Austin, TXAustin, TX
University of Texas at Austin
American Civilization is an area studies program focused on the cultural and intellectual life of the United States of America. Its students analyze the American past and present from the perspectives of several disciplines, learn to synthesize their kn...
- Lawrence, INLawrence, IN
University of Kansas
American studies at the University of Kansas offers the opportunity for interdisciplinary examination of American life and culture. Within broadly defined subject areas, students develop an area of concentration--a period or problem--and draw on appropr...
- College Park, MDCollege Park, MD
University of Maryland - College Park
- Bowling Green, OHBowling Green, OH
Bowling Green State University
Communication, English, History, Philosophy, Popular Culture, Sociology.
- New Orleans, LANew Orleans, LA
- San Francisco, CASan Francisco, CA
University of California - Berkeley
The African Diaspora Studies Ph.D. program focuses on the life, culture, and social organization (broadly defined) of persons of African descent.
- Bloomington, INBloomington, IN
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at Indiana University is a pivotal site for interdisciplinary research and instruction focused on Latin America and the Caribbean. More than 50 faculty members at Indiana University teach and c...
- Bloomington, IN
- New York City, NYNew York City, NY
New York University
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at New York University is an interdisciplinary teaching, research, and public information program. It is a Title VI National Resource Center (NRC), offering FLAS fellowship support for gradu...