Placeholder image for American Studies

American Studies, Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Bozeman, MT, United States
The American Studies program is designed to meet the needs of students, including non-traditional majors and lifelong learners, who want to pursue a flexible, multi-disciplinary curriculum in American Studies.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised


Students explore the experiences and values of the people of the United States as embodied in their history, literature, art, and other forms of cultural expression. All students are required to choose one of three program focus areas: American Arts, American History, or American Literature.American Studies students explore the following subjects: history, art, politics,philosophy, law, global issues, cultural expressions, architecture, diversity, foreign language, social issues, public policy, religion and environmental studies.

The Program

• Immerses students in comparative perspectives of the American experience

• Engages students in the diversity of American life

• Prepares students to confront, with historical awareness, the pressing problems that

face our nation and society

• Gives students flexibility to gain their knowledge from a variety of perspectives

Key Student Outcomes

• Critical and analytical thinking

• Analytical writing

• Knowledge and understanding of cultural diversity, globalization, and visual cultures

• Problem analysis through an integrated approach

• Responsible citizenship

• Research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students

Students Who May Be Interested in American Studies

• Students who wish to focus their studies on the complex and diverse cultures of the

United States from a variety of perspectives

• Students who feel their interests and imagination cannot be contained in a single


• International students wishing to better understand American culture

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits

    Students must complete a minimum of 45 credits in the program after declaring themselves to be American Studies majors. Up to 12 credits required in a minor or in a second degree program may be applied toward the American Studies degree requirements. Courses taken to complete requirements in the American Studies program may also be used to satisfy University Core requirements.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Foundation CoursesAll students, regardless of program focus area, must complete the following courses:
  • Introduction to American Studies
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Intro Native Amer Studies
  • Introduction to American Government

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Get a free IELTS practice test
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®

General Requirements

  • A completed Application for Graduate Admission.
  • Payment of a non-refundable application fee of U.S. $60.00, which will not be waived, deferred, or refunded (See Board of Regents Policy). The fee must be paid before the application will be processed or reviewed. The fee must be made by credit card or via online check. The applicant must request a paper application if they cannot pay by these methods.
  • Official transcripts reflecting all undergraduate and/or post-baccalaureate study from each international and U.S. college/university. Official transcripts are those that come directly to MSU from the previously attended university. An English translation must be provided for all non-English academic transcripts and credentials. Photocopies can be used to initiate the application process, however official transcripts/credentials are still required upon admission.
  • Note: MSU reserves the right to question the evaluation of all non-U.S. academic credentials/transcripts.
  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants with post-baccalaureate coursework must have a graduate GPA of at least 3.0. See Full Admission with Provision.
  • Three (3) letters of reference. Applicants will be asked to provide information about their references. The electronic process will prompt each reference to submit a signed reference letter in English.
  • Official entrance examination scores, e.g., Graduate Records Exam (GRE), if required by the admitting department. See Departments/Areas of Study. The Graduate School must receive an official score report from the specific testing agency (use code: 4488). Unofficial score reports may be used to initiate the application process, however, registration will be prohibited until an official score report is received.
  • A personal statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25100 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    14800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Bozeman

  • 1099 - 2280 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Let us fund your studies abroad!

Apply to The Global Study Awards and get the chance to receive up to £10000 for your study abroad! This funding is powered by ISIC, British Council, IELTS and Studyportals.

Tell me more
Global Study Awards


You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?