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Master of Arts in American Studies Program College of Humanities and Social Sciences Kennesaw State University

  • Kennesaw, GA
  • Public
  • Suburban
  • 54%46%
    student ratio
  • 28
    total students
  • $4,662 | $16,794
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling Admissions
    fall application deadline
  • 72%
    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees offered


American Studies at Kennesaw State University

KSU's program in American Studies offers interdisciplinary study of American cultures as they exist locally, regionally, nationally, and trans-nationally. The sole American Studies graduate curriculum in the University System of Georgia, KSU's new course of study will ground students in the most important and innovative recent scholarship dealing with the United States and its role in the world. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in practical, project-based learning linked to their own professional development needs and interests. Thus, students will not only learn cutting-edge approaches to the study of American history, politics, literature, arts, and culture, but they will also apply this knowledge through group work, collaborations with faculty, community service, and career-related capstone projects.

The American Studies M.A. consists of 36 credit hours and a foreign language requirement. The language requirement may be met by a proficiency test administered by the department of foreign languages, coursework to FL2002 at the undergraduate level with a grade of C or better, graduate level coursework indicating language proficiency, or equivalent (e.g., study abroad program with a language competency component) as approved by M.A. director.

More information on applying and on the graduate programs at KSU is available.

Kennesaw State University

Founded in 1963, Kennesaw State University (KSU) is the third largest university in Georgia with more than 24,100 undergraduate and graduate students representing 142 countries.

KSU is located just northwest of Atlanta in Cobb County near historic Kennesaw Mountain, allowing students to experience the best of Atlanta while enjoying the serenity of a 384-acre, beautifully landscaped pedestrian-friendly campus.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), KSU offers 80 bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs. KSU's national reputation has gained steam and was recognized by "US News & World Report's" America's Best Colleges issue in 2010 as one of the top universities in the region.

Location & Contact

Master of Arts in American Studies Program

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Kennesaw State University

1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591
United States

Dr. Rebecca Hill


Phone: 770-794-7543

Ms. Calla Pavlidis

Admissions Counselor

Phone: 770-420-4377
Fax: 770-423-6885

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Master of Arts (MA)
    • Certificate
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 16
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees 1
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


67% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied12
    • Accepted8
    • Acceptance Rate67%
    • Enrolled6
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $60
    • Application Fee - International $60
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline May 31st May 31st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline November 1st November 1st Not Reported
    • Spring deadline December 1st December 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$4,662
    • Out-of-state tuition *$16,794
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assitantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students28
    • Female Percentage54%
    • Male Percentage46%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students28
    • Part-time Percentage75%
    • Full-time Percentage25%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino11%
    • Black / African American19%
    • White / Caucasian70%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown0%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total FacultyNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female Percentage-2147483548%
    • Male Percentage-2147483648%




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