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This is a highly competitive one-year program open only to international students of advanced undergraduate or graduate standing. It is designed primarily, although not exclusively, for those who are teaching or who plan to teach some aspect of American culture and institutions.


Candidates should have a bachelor's degree or at least three years of university-level work or the equivalent in an approved foreign institution of higher learning, and must furnish satisfactory evidence of mastery of spoken and written English. The closing date for application is January 15.

The program consists of a minimum of 24 credits: American Studies 555 (a special seminar for diploma students only), 16 other credits in American studies or in one or more of the cooperating disciplines, and American Studies 570 (the diploma thesis) or a special studies. A cumulative grade average of B in course work must be maintained.