What will I learn?

The Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program (ABM) at Saint Louis University offers outstanding American studies majors the opportunity to begin an M.A. program in their senior year, completing the M.A. with a full-time fifth year of graduate study after their successful completion of both the first-year requirements and their undergraduate degree and major.


The American studies major, like most humanities majors, requires 30 credits of coursework and the M.A. requires an additional 30 credits. By counting two graduate courses, or six credits, for both degrees, students earn the requisite 30 credits in only 12 to 14 months after receiving their bachelor's degree.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
USD $1,220 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

Verhaegen Hall,

3634 Lindell Blvd,



63108, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are eligible to apply to the communication/J.D. program any time in their undergraduate career after having completed between 15 and 48 credits at SLU. Students must maintain a 3.50 cumulative GPA to continue in the accelerated program.

For international students

An undergraduate degree or equivalent in a humanities or social science area is required; additional prerequisite work may be required at the discretion of the department.

Standardized test scores are considered as well as GPA and TOEFL (if applicable).

English Language Proficiency Requirements

To ensure a successful academic experience at Saint Louis University, we require international applicants to demonstrate they are proficient in the English language by submitting scores from any one of the following standardized tests:

IELTS minimum score of 6.5; Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) minimum score of 80; Paper-based TOEFL (PBT) minimum score of 550; PTE minimum score of 54; Duolingo minimum score of 125.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Saint Louis University

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University’s traditions are based in academics, ethics, spirituality and compassion.

  • Ranked 5th among best schools for making an impact
  • Ranked 26th in undergraduate teaching
  • Ranked 8th among top Catholic colleges in the United States
  • 97% of alumni are satisfied with their post-graduation paths