• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The curriculum of the American Studies programme from Marist College also makes a particular effort to advance a central mission of Marist, to enhance our students' awareness of enduring value-related issues.

Key facts:

A study of history provides students with a wide variety of skills both for living and work. A comprehension of the past and the dynamics of change illuminates the present and enables students not only to exercise responsible citizenship, but to enjoy autonomy in an increasingly complex world. 

In addition, the study and understanding of history, as the other liberal arts, instills or enhances a capacity for analysis and synthesis, and these transferable skills have applicability to a wide range of careers. History opens the door to graduate studies or professional schools, for example, law school or secondary education. 

The discipline also offers a concentration in public history, a new profession. Governments, law firms, and multinational corporations now employ historians in order to base their planning on an accurate understanding of the past. 

We expect this movement to provide many entry-level positions for properly educated history majors. Students interested in such a concentration should discuss their objectives with their advisors.

An interdepartmental program involving history, politics, law, literature, philosophy, religion, art, and music, American Studies allows students to transcend narrow disciplinary boundaries in exploring the broad interplay of ideas and events which have shaped the American past. 

This requires a careful selection among designated courses within the American arena, while also developing a concentration (12 credits) focusing upon a different culture such as that of Latin America, England, or Russia. A 3-credit senior capping experience then unifies these perspectives upon the American Experience.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Early Decision: November 15th
      • Early Action: November 15th
      • Early Decision 2: February 1st
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • American Art 
  • Music in America 
  • American Literature
  • Themes in Modern History
  • American History
  • American Pragmatism
  • American Social Thought

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Application: You can choose between the Marist Application (online or print), Common Application, or Coalition Application. 

  • Secondary school transcript(s)

  • SAT/ACT scores:  Marist is a test-optional school, but you can still submit your scores for consideration

  • Two Letters of Recommendation: one from a counselor and the other from a teacher

  • Personal essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Health Insurance: $3,275

Living costs for Poughkeepsie

  • 1138 - 2480 USD/month
    Living Costs

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