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Brown University

Department of American Studies

Providence, RI

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Department of American Studies / Department of American Studies is located in Providence, RI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) American studies for international students
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) American studies
Master of Arts (MA) Public humanities

Earning Your Degree

Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required
Preliminary exam



Application Fee - Domestic
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st Not reported Yes

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 2
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships
Tuition waivers for student who do not receive fellowships or assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 16.67%
Black or African American 10%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 3.33%
Asian 16.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3.33%
Two or more races 13.33%
Unknown Not Reported


Male (33%)
Female (66%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 0
Male (9)
Female (9)


Focus of faculty research: Transnational American Studies; Race and Empire; Aesthetics and Representation; Public Humanities
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Nicholson House
71 George Street, Box 1892
Providence, RI  02912
United States
Contact Matthew Pratt Guterl
Phone: 401-863-6103

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