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Quick Facts
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Language of Instruction English
Program Start October
Application Deadline June 15 (for international students) / September 30 (for German students)
Program Length 4 semesters
Tuition Fee none
(1,500 EUR/
semester for non-EU citizens)

PD Dr. Philipp Löffler
Tuesday, 2.00 - 3.00 p.m.
HCA: Hauptstr. 120, Room 207

Jonas Faust, M.A.


For all BA and MA students having administrative issues–be it with the registration for seminars or credit points or the creation of a semester plan–there will be an office hour/consultation hour on Thursday, January 11, from 1pm to 2pm in the HCA's meeting room on the first floor.

The University of Heidelberg is currently in the process of implementing a new application system (HeiCO). In case the application through this system does not work, we will continue to accept applications by (non-electronic) mail.

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Course Catalog Summer Term 2024 (Last updated: April 2, 2024)

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Student Committee
American Studies

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.

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: 2024-02-23
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