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American Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, NY,
Explore North America - its history, culture, society, music, and more - in Manhattanville’s American Studies program. As a major in this interdisciplinary field, you’ll investigate the many meanings of ‘America’ by exploring its landscapes and places our sequence of required core courses. 

About

Graduates of Manhattanville’s American studies program are pursuing careers in teaching, historic preservation, museum work, publishing, marketing, nonprofit work and broadcasting, and have completed graduate programs in American studies, history, management, political science, and law.

American Studies is the interdisciplinary study of North American culture and society. You’ll examine North America’s social and political institutions, intellectual and religious traditions, economic systems, and cultural expressions as you work toward a major or minor in the program.

Our flexible, individualized approach gives you the leeway to design much of your own program, assembling courses from departments including art history, education, English, history, music, philosophy, political science, sociology, and world religions.

A grade of C- or better is required for a course to be counted toward a major or minor in American studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and Method in American Studies 
  • Themes in American Culture 
  • Themes in American history and society
  • Topics in American Studies

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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 ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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Academic Requirements

  • Official high school transcript
  • If submitting scores our codes are: SAT - 2397; ACT - 2800
  • Personal Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal interview is optional, but strongly encouraged (and required in some cases). 

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    36460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18230 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18230 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Harrison

  • 2275 - 4960 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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