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Quick Facts
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Language of Instruction English
Program Start October
Application Deadline March 15
Program Length 4 semesters
Places Available 20
Tuition Fee 1,500 EUR/
semester (non-EU citizens)

Julia Lichtenstein, M.A.

Office hours:
Thursdays, 1 – 2 p.m.
and by appointment

T: + 49 (0)6221 / 54 3713
F: + 49 (0)6221 / 54 3719



MAS Newsletter 2/2017: A New Research Program and Many New Faces

This edition features our Commencement 2017 and an introduction and welcome of our visiting scholar James Strasburg. We also report about the HCA’s newest research program, the Graduiertenkolleg “Authority and Trust in American Culture, Society, History and Politics,” which was approved late last year by the German Research Foundation (DFG).


American Studies

Der Fachrat ist die fachbezogene Zusammenkunft von Studierenden, akademischen Mitarbeitern und Hochschulprofessoren eines Instituts der Universität.

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M.A. in American Studies (MAS)

is a distinguished interdisciplinary program that attracts talented and ambitious graduate students from around the world.
The Program
offers exemplary and interdisciplinary teaching that provides students with in-depth knowledge about the United States of America.
The Curriculum
includes classes in economics, geography, history, literary and cultural studies, political science, and religious history. The unique design of the MAS gives students ample opportunity to choose an individual configuration for their course of study, including multiple combinations of disciplines. Individual study plans may concentrate on disciplines from the humanities or the social sciences, or combine both.
MAS Students
will benefit from both excellent academic teaching by internationally renowned scholars and from an interdisciplinary approach that meets the needs of future leaders.
is competitive. Most candidates will hold previous degrees in American Studies and/or from academic fields represented in the program. The program admits up to 20 students annually.

Applications for the winter term 2018/19 were accepted until June 30, 2018.
Thereafter, applications will be accepted from February 1 to March 15 each year.

Learn more about the program and find out how to apply!

See what our students say about the program and student life in Heidelberg and take a look at where our past graduates are today!

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Latest Revision: 2018-07-23
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