Career and Academic Opportunities

The Master of Arts in American Studies (MAST) prepares History majors for a wide variety of careers in business, education, government, law, nonprofits, media, communications and marketing, publishing, and the arts. History and MAST students individualize their programs through focused study and practical, project-based learning tied to their own professional needs and interests, allowing them to build an impressive portfolio of skills and experience for potential employers. MAST graduates are innovative, flexible, and demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of American history, literature, culture, politics, and society in diverse and transnational contexts, making them attractive to employers.

Graduate Program Information

Salary and Career Information

Students focusing

Double Owl Admission Requirements

  • 3.00 KSU GPA
  • 18 hours in residence at KSU
  • 60 hours towards Bachelor of Arts degree in History
  • Submit 1 copy of representative writing samples from one or more genres, not to exceed 25 pages.

Double Counted Courses

  • AMST 6201 to count for Related Studies
  • AMST 6401 to count for Related Studies
  • 1 additional graduate-level course from the following
    • AMST 6201
    • AMST 6401
    • AMST 7200
    • AMST 7210
    • AMST 7230
    • AMST 7240
    • AMST 7300
    • AMST 7310
    • AMST 7330
    • AMST 7410
    • AMST 7420
    • AMST 7450
    • AMST 7460
    • AMST 7510
    • AMST 7520

Pathway of Study

Pathway of Study

Suggested Timeline

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline. 

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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Arts in History

Department / College
History and Philosophy / Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social Science Building, Room 4128

Advising Contact
Dr. Bryan McGovern Department Chair

Graduate Information

Graduate Degree
Master of Arts in American Studies

Department / College
Interdisciplinary Studies / Radow College of Humanities and Social Science
English Building, Room 173

Advising Contact
Miriam Brown Spiers, Program Director