Trinity's master of arts in American studies fosters a broad foundation in archival, 空间, 公众的人文, and transnational approaches to exploring the American experience at home and abroad.

Our graduates work in fields including 教学, 出版, 管理者的工作, 政府, 图书馆工作, 法律, 和非营利组织.
You can complete the degree in 两年 作为一个 full-time student; three to four years 作为一个 兼职学生.
Total cost to you is $29,700 (excluding fees), based on 2023-24 tuition rates.
Submit your application by 8月1日 秋季开学, 12月15日 for spring start, and 4月15日 夏季伊始.


Trinity’s master of arts in American studies trains students to become engaged scholars and public humanists who can synthesize these approaches into theoretically and empirically rigorous analyses of the often contradictory and conflicting meanings of America. 为此目的, program provides exposure to America’s social, 政治, 材料, and cultural histories through diverse, 多元化的, and transnational perspectives.

Our graduates pursue advanced studies in the humanities and social sciences and in professional programs and 法律 schools. They are employed in nonprofits, 出版, 教学, academic administration, 政府服务, 管理者的工作, and library and archive work. In the spirit of collaborative interdisciplinarity, our 教师 and students maintain ties with departments across the College, including anthropology, 英语, 历史, 人权, international studies, 电影研究, 政治科学, 社会学, 和女人, 性别, 和性.

Our location offers invaluable opportunities for research at archives and institutions such as the Connecticut 博物馆 of 文化 and 历史, The Mark Twain House & 博物馆, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Connecticut State Library, The Amistad Center for Art & 文化, 真正的艺术方式, Mashantucket Pequot 博物馆 & 研究中心和我们自己的 Watkinson图书馆.

For students interested specifically in museums, American studies graduate program offers a graduate certificate in museums and communities.

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Graduate courses in American studies are offered within an innovative and supportive community of professors working in new directions in scholarship, interdisciplinary 教学, and public engagement. Our 9-credit program starts from a required foundational seminar, “Approaches to American Studies,” that leads to a personalized core of four methodological courses that develop new ways of approaching the ide作为一个nd narratives of American life. Our students typically complete the degree in two to three years, culminating in either a 2-credit thesis or a 1-credit practicum.

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Master of Arts in American Studies Requirements  
 1 foundational course 
  • Approaches to American Studies
1 course in each of the 4 approaches (样品)


  • Popular Narratives of U.S. 历史
  • Black Women Writers in the 20th and 21st Centuries
  • 比赛 & 监禁


  • 美国的废墟
  • Meds, Eds, Slots and Stadiums: 文化 Industries and the New Urban Economy
  • The Digital Image of the City)


  • 历史 & Memory of Slavery on Campus
  • 博物馆s, Visual 文化 & 批判理论
  • 美国.S. Civil War and Its After图像


  • Through a Queer Lens: Migrant Critiques of the U.S.
  • 换衣服: Global Networks and North
  • 美国的衣服
  • Rise and Fall of American Slavery
2 or 3 general electives (样品)
  • 全球激进主义
  • 换衣服
  • Curating Conversations in 公众的人文
  • 2-Credit Thesis, or
  • 1学分实习

American Studies Graduate Program

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