What will I learn?

Course Requirements

The Master of Arts degree requires completion of 30 credits, of which no more than 9 can be at the 400-level. Students who enter the program after receiving their baccalaureate degree will normally require two years of full-time work to complete it.

The program includes a 10-credit Master’s Thesis (Plan A) option, and an all course-work (Plan B) option. All students are required to take AMST 501 Methods in American Studies, and AMST 502 Research in American Studies. Additional course work will be selected by the student in conjunction with his or her committee chair and committee members. Under Plan A, students must register for a minimum of 10 credits of AMST 590 Master's Thesis and defend their thesis in an oral examination. The format of thesis work is determined by The Graduate School.

Five-Year M.A. Option: Qualified students will be allowed to enter the Master of Arts program after completing three years of undergraduate course work.

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Science

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$17,692.00 per year
Start date

16 May 2022

Venue

College of Letters and Science

Montana State University,

2-205 Wilson Hall,

BOZEMAN,

Montana,

59717, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

In general, most graduate programs require: A bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited, government-recognized university. B average or higher from your undergraduate study (3.0/4.0 GPA, or equivalent).

For international students

A bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited, government-recognized university. These degrees are generally four-year-long programs. B average or higher from your undergraduate study (3.0/4.0 GPA, or equivalent).

English Proficiency for Graduate Applicants:

  • Internet-based TOEFL Test (iBT): 80
  • Paper-based TOEFL Test (PBT): 550
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • PTE Academic: 54

Application Deadlines Fall Semester: May 15; Spring Semester: October 1; Summer Session: February 1.

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

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