M.A. in American Studies (MAS)
Inside Knowledge with an Outside Perspective
The Master of Arts in American Studies (MAS) is a preeminent interdisciplinary program aimed at qualified graduate students from around the world. It is a three semester program taught in English. However, a performance-related fast track option (two semesters) is available. American Studies in the MAS is defined by exemplary and interdisciplinary teaching of cultural knowledge about the United States of America. MAS participants benefit from both excellent academic teaching by internationally renowned scholars and from an interdisciplinary approach which meets the needs of future leaders. The curriculum includes a selection of courses from economics, geography, history, law, literature, musicology, philosophy, political science, religious studies, and sociology.
The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) admits up to 30 students to the MAS every year. Admission is competitive and depends on the quality and academic merits of the candidates. Most candidates will have studied humanities, social sciences, or law at the undergraduate or graduate level. Applicants from outside of the EU should have successfully completed degree programs involving a minimum of four years of study at recognized academic institutions.
The MAS begins in September each year. The tuition fees for the MAS program are 2,500 EUR per semester.