Purdue University

College of Liberal Arts

American Studies


Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual & Performing Arts

Krannert Center, Suite 104; 425 W. State Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

American Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Purdue’s graduate American Studies Program offers a wide range of course and seminar work leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. The program is designed for students of demonstrated abilities in many kinds of undergraduate study who have interdisciplinary interests. The curriculum on both levels encourages students to tailor their studies to their own interdisciplinary concerns. The following guidelines describe the requirements for master’s and doctoral students and are designed to introduce our program and to assist students in planning their graduate study. Included are “Check Lists” which summarize the requirements for both degrees. Additional information concerning Graduate School requirements and deadlines is provided in the Graduate School Bulletin which also offers a complete listing of American Studies courses.


Purdue University is an accredited member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

International Student Requirements:

GRE and TOEFL; TOEFL score of 550 or better

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 336 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 9478 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 27646 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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