M.A. in American Studies
Fairfield University's Master of Arts in American Studies focuses on the cultural and intellectual life of the United States and is dedicated to providing a comprehensive and critical understanding of the American experience. An interdisciplinary course of study, the program draws upon the expertise of full-time faculty members representing 9 departments and programs, including:
- Black Studies
- Religious Studies
- Women's Studies
- Visual and Performing Arts
The M.A. in American Studies consists of 3 core courses that provide a general introduction to the method and matter of American Studies, and then an individualzed course of study developed with a faculty mentor which best meets your intellectual and career goals. The built-in flexibility of the curriculum allows you to specialize in a particular area or pursue a more generalized view of the American experience. To complete the degree, you'll select a topic of interest for your capstone independent project.
As a student enrolled in the M.A. in American Studies at Fairfield, you'll enjoy the University's location in the "academic corridor" between New York and New Haven, which offers a wealth of research resources in libraries, museums, theaters, art galleries, and historic sites.
Fairfield's M.A. in American Studies is designed to allow you the flexibility to plan a curriculum that fits your needs and provides the highest quality graduate educational experience. We invite you to learn more about the program's courses, faculty, and director. Have more questions? Read our FAQs or contact us.